Press release

Dundee researchers named among world’s most influential

Published on 15 November 2023

Five University of Dundee researchers have been named on a “who’s who” list of the world’s most influential academics.

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Experts from the University’s Schools of Life Sciences, Medicine, and Business have been named in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list.

The annual list identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index. 

Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are just 1 in 1,000, further emphasising Dundee’s achievement as home to five such individuals.

The Dundee academics named in the prestigious list are:

Professor Lisanne Gibson, Vice-Principal (Research), said, “The University of Dundee has a proud track record of championing innovative, ground-breaking research. Our researchers are committed to sharing findings as widely and openly as possible, with this approach reflected through our high citations and reach. 

“To have our academics included in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list is a testament to their abilities and the importance of disseminating their contributions to the global research community.”

David Pendlebury, Head of Research Analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, said, “The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at the University of Dundee whose significant and broad influence in their fields translates to impact in their research community and innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure. 

“Their contributions resonate far beyond their individual achievements, strengthening the foundation of excellence and innovation in research.”

Find more full text and openly available research from University of Dundee on the Discovery Research Portal.


Jonathan Watson

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