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About Diana Hicks

Dr. Diana Hicks specializes in metrics for science and technology policy. I am a Professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. I was the first author on the Leiden Manifesto for research metrics published this year in Nature. This article attracted swift attention. Its altmetrics score places it among the top 2% of articles of a similar age in Nature as well as among all articles published. It has been translated into eight languages, see The Chronicle of Higher Education featured my analysis of grand challenges in: To Win Funds, Scientists Pursue Sweeping Solutions to Social Ills February 9, 2015. My work has been supported by and has informed policy makers in the U.S., Europe and Japan. I have advised the OECD and the governments of Flanders, the Czech Republic and Sweden on national research evaluation systems. I chaired the School of Public Policy for 10 years from 2003. I co-chair the biennial Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy and am an editor of Research Evaluation. As Senior Policy Analyst at CHI Research between 1998 and 2003 she conducted numerous policy analyses for Federal research agencies using patent and paper databases. I have also taught at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; SPRU, University of Sussex, and worked at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) in Tokyo. I earned my D.Phil and M.Sc. from SPRU, University of Sus


Present Faculty Member, Georgia Institute of Technology

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School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0345

Science Policy (12)

Research Evaluation (6)

Bibliometrics in the social sciences & humanities (8)