Diana Hicks


Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
  • Technology Policy and Assessment Center
Office Location: DM Smith 300
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Email Address: dhicks@gatech.edu


Dr. Diana Hicks is a Professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology specializing in metrics for science and technology policy. She was the first author on the Leiden Manifesto for research metrics published in Nature, which has been translated into 24 languages and won the 2016 Ziman award of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) for collaborative promotion of public interaction with science and technology. Her work has informed policymakers in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has advised the OECD, Flanders, the Czech Republic, and Sweden on national research evaluation systems. She chaired the School of Public Policy for 10 years and currently co-chairs the international Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy and has been an editor of Research Evaluation. Prof. Hicks has also taught at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; SPRU, University of Sussex, and worked at NISTEP in Tokyo. She earned her D.Phil and M.Sc. from SPRU, University of Sussex.  In 2018 she was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “distinguished contributions to the evaluation of national and international research and development enterprises, and for outstanding leadership in science and technology policy education.”

  • D.Phil, SPRU, University of Sussex, Science and Technology Policy
  • M.Sc., SPRU, University of Sussex, in Science, Technology and Industrialization
  • B.A, Grinnell College, Physics


Research Fields:
  • Program Evaluation, Public Management and Administration
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
  • Asia (East)
  • Europe
  • United States


  • PUBP-4010: Policy Task Force I
  • PUBP-4020: Policy Task Force II
  • PUBP-4410: Science,Tech& Pub Policy
  • PUBP-6001: Intro to Public Policy
  • PUBP-6401: Sci,Tech & Public Policy
  • PUBP-8530: Adv Science& Tech Policy