Brain Sciences


Faculty of Brain Sciences academics recognised among top female scientists for 2022

3 November 2022

Congratulations to Professor Cathy Price, Professor Gill Bates (both Queen Square Institute of Neurology) and Professor Susan Michie (Division of Psychology and Language Sciences) who have been recognised in Research.com’s list of top female scientists for 2022.

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For the ranking, Research.com examined more than 166,880 scientist profiles across 24 research disciplines on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered was based on their h-index, an author-level metric that measures both the productivity and citation impact of the publication, as well as the proportion of contributions made within the given discipline, and the awards and achievements of the scientists.

Five out of 10 female scholars in the top 1% of the ranking publish predominantly in the field of medicine, while the other disciplines represented in the top 1% are genetics and molecular biology, psychology, physics, and neuroscience.

According to Research.com, the aim of the ranking is to inspire female scholars, women considering an academic career, as well as decision-makers worldwide with the example of successful women in the scientific community.

Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences, said:

“Many congratulations to Cathy, Gill and Susan. It is fantastic to see their world-leading research recognised through their inclusion in this prestigious list and they are certainly a great inspiration to others.”