UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


IoN academics cited in global list of influential researchers

20 November 2019

Forty-five academics are included in Clarivate’s ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2019’ list, which recognises authors of the most influential research papers around the world, including several researchers from UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

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The results are comparable with university peers such as Oxford (55 researchers recognised), Cambridge (53) and Imperial College London (34) and represent an increase since last year, when 41 UCL researchers were recognised.

UCL researchers were present in nine of the 17 academic fields listed, namely: Neuroscience & Behaviour; Environment/Ecology; Space Science; Molecular Biology & Genetics; Social Sciences; Psychiatry/Psychology; Pharmacology & Toxicology; Geosciences and Cross-Field.

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

UCL also has a high number of researchers (22) recognised in the ‘Cross-Field’ category, reflecting UCL’s engagement with cross-disciplinary activity. Five are from UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (an increase from three since last year).

Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), said: “Inclusion in this list is a significant achievement and demonstrates those researchers’ global influence. It also reflects well on those professional staff across the university who have contributed to these researchers’ success. “Those named include a large number of ‘cross-field’ researchers, reflecting our university’s excellence in cross-disciplinary research.”

Now in its sixth year, the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication.

David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information, which provided the data and analysis for the list, said: “The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that significantly extends the frontiers of knowledge. These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.”

Listed UCL researchers from Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Cross-Field: Professor Andrew Lees, Professor Anthony Schapira, Professor Bart De Strooper, Professor Kenneth Harris, Professor Thomas Foltynie

Neuroscience & Behaviour: Professor David MillerProfessor Frederik Barkhof,  Professor Henrik Zetterberg, Professor John Hardy, Professor Karl Friston, Professor Martin Rossor, Professor Nick Fox, Professor Timothy Behrens