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Six Lingnan scholars ranked in World's Top 2% Scientists

Six Lingnan scholars ranked in World's Top 2% Scientists

Six past and current faculty members of Lingnan University are in the World’s Top 2% Scientists published by Stanford University in the US.




Photo: (From top left, clockwise) Prof Siu Oi-ling, Prof Ray Forrest, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Prof Wong Man-leung, Prof Dean Tjosvold and Prof Michael Firth.


The most highly-cited scientists from Lingnan in the world’s top 2% are Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies; Prof Dean Tjosvold, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Management; Prof Siu Oi-ling, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences; and Prof Wong Man-leung, Professor and Head of the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences. The names of the late Prof Ray Forrest and the late Prof Michael Firth are also on this prestigious list.


This recognition acknowledges the research and academic strengths of Lingnan scholars in the social sciences and business studies, and the impact each of the six scholars has made on both academia and society.


Prof Joshua Mok has worked creatively across the academic worlds of sociology, political science, and public and social policy while building up his wide knowledge of China and the region. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (London: Routledge) and Asian Education and Development Studies (Emerald) as well as a Book Series Editor for Routledge and Springer.


Prof Dean Tjosvold has published over 200 articles and 20 books on cooperation and competition, managing conflict, leadership and power. He is past President of the International Association for Conflict Management and a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors.


Prof Siu Oi-ling’s research interests are in occupational health psychology, specifically occupational stress, the psychology of safety and work-life balance, as well as environmental psychology and the psychology of ageing, and Prof Wong Man-leung’s field is research on data mining and knowledge discovery, machine learning, evolutionary algorithms, knowledge-based systems, fuzzy sets theory and internet commerce.


Professors Michael Firth and Ray Forrest, who passed away in 2016 and 2020 respectively, made an immeasurable contribution to Lingnan and academia as a whole, and left an enduring legacy. Prof Firth’s background was in accounting, and he published more than 200 articles, books and monographs on accounting, auditing, economics and finance. Prof Forrest’s extensive research on sociology and the political economy of the contemporary city with a particular focus on housing markets and housing policy has made him a central figure in the field.


Stanford’s large database adopts a composite indicator based on standardised citation metrics, including the number of citations, h-index (measuring scientific research output) and co-authorship. The study analysed data from 1965 to 2019, covering about seven million scientists and scholars in 22 major fields.