UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


IoN academics cited in global list of influential researchers

28 November 2018

A total of 41 researchers from UCL have been named in Clarivate’s ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2018’ list, which recognises authors of the most influential research papers around the world, including several researchers from UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

UCL’s results are comparable with its key university peers, including Oxford (55 researchers recognised), Cambridge (47) and Imperial College London (29).

UCL had at least one researcher in nine of the 17 academic fields listed, namely: Neuroscience & Behaviour; Environment/Ecology; Space Science; Biology & Biochemistry; Clinical Medicine; General Social Sciences; Psychiatry/Psychology; Pharmacology & Toxicology; and Cross-Field.

UCL has the second highest number of HCRs listed in Neuroscience and Behaviour in the UK (after Oxford): all of whom are from UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

In addition, UCL had a higher number of researchers (23) recognised in the ‘Cross-Field’ category than its university peers. Three are from UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. This distinction illustrates UCL’s engagement with cross-disciplinary activity. 

UCL’s Vice Provost (Research), Professor David Price, said: “We are extremely proud of all our researchers, while inclusion in this list is a particularly noteworthy achievement and is a demonstration of those researchers’ global influence. The broad citation impact across nine academics fields, including a significant number of cross-field researchers, demonstrates our university’s commitment to cross-disciplinary investigation and discovery.”

Now in its fifth year, the Clarivate Highly Cited Research list identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in terms of how widely their research has been cited in other people's publications over a decade.

Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics, said: "The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society – contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable."

Listed UCL researchers from Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Cross-Field: Professor John Rothwell, Professor Anthony Schapira, Professor Nicholas Wood

Neuroscience & Behaviour: Professor Timothy Behrens, Professor Nick Fox, Professor Karl Friston, Professor John Hardy, Professor David Miller, Professor Martin RossorProfessor Frederik Barkhof