Dr Grant Lewison

  • Dr Grant Lewison

Dr Grant Lewison was originally trained as a mechanical engineer at Cambridge. He has been working in science policy and research evaluation since 1981. He has specialised in bibliometrics (the quantitative study of publications) since 1993 when he joined the Wellcome Trust to set up and run the Research Outputs Database (ROD) as a “club” project with around 30 members. This was subsequently transferred to The City University, where he was appointed visiting Professor. The ROD club also carried out consultancy projects, both for members and for overseas clients. He has written more than 80 papers, many of them analysing the funding of biomedical research, and also its “downstream” impact on clinical guidelines and on the mass media. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Scientometrics and Research Evaluation.