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Scopus young researcher award for York academic

Posted on 22 November 2013

A University of York lecturer has been recognised as one of the UK’s best early career researchers.

Dr Liam Clegg, a lecturer in York’s Department of Politics, has won the Social Sciences category at the 2013 Scopus Young Researcher Awards for his research into the changing roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the contemporary global economy.

He was one of six award winners at the London awards ceremony, which recognised outstanding achievements in a range of academic disciplines.

Dr Clegg said: “It is a great honour and very flattering to receive this award for my work on the World Bank and IMF. The Scopus Award also serves to acknowledge the role played by institutions in fostering early career development, which I think is richly deserved by the University of York and Department of Politics.”

The UK Scopus Young Researcher Award has been developed by Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission to foster UK research talent. The award nominees are all researchers who have published for the first time in 2010 or more recently and have an affiliation to an institution in the UK.

Nominations were assessed by a jury of former Fulbright scholars and other discipline specific experts. Their assessment was based on publication and citation data drawn from Scopus, Elsevier’s abstract and citation database.

Nick Fowler, Managing Director Academic & Government Institutions, Elsevier, said: “UK institutions consistently produce quality young talent, helping to contribute to the excellent research performance we see across the country. Our hope is that awards like these will help to celebrate and showcase young talent in a large range of research disciplines and encourage the next generation of researchers to think big and aim high.”

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