Gemma Derrick

  • Gemma Derrick

Gemma is currently an ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow with the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University. She graduated from a PhD in Science Communication and Research Evaluation from The Australian National University in 2010. She began her postdoctoral career at the Sydney School of Public Health at The University of Sydney investigating the characteristics of influential public health research and researchers in relation to the development of health and research-evaluation policies. She then completed a 3-year JAE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Instituto de Politicas y Bienes Publicos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (IPP-CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. Gemma also holds a permanent Affiliate position at the Menzies School for Health Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Currently, Gemma’s research interests involve methods of research evaluation with a particular interest in Medicine and Public Health, specifically she interested in the social construction of evaluation, focusing on the evaluation of “impact” and the use of bibliometrics. She has published widely about research evaluation, research and university rankings, bibliometrics, societal impact, and evidence-based policymaking. She is an Academic Editor for Health and Research Policy for PLoSOne and has published widely in both research evaluation and public health journals.