- Program Evaluation, Public Management and Administration
- Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
Dr. Diana Hicks is Professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA specializing in metrics for science and technology policy. She was the first author on the Leiden Manifesto for research metrics published 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 nine languages, see www.leidenmanifesto.org. The Chronicle of Higher Education featured her analysis of grand challenges in: To Win Funds, Scientists Pursue Sweeping Solutions to Social Ills February 9, 2015. Her work has been supported by and has informed policy makers in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has advised the OECD and the governments of Flanders, the Czech Republic and Sweden on national research evaluation systems. She chaired the School of Public Policy for 10 years from 2003. She co-chairs the international Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy and is 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. Prof. Hicks has 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.
Dr. Hicks earned her D.Phil and M.Sc. from SPRU, University of Sussex. She holds a BA in physics from Grinnell College in Iowa.