Seven researchers working for Bristol’s BRC and the University of Bristol have appeared on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list. The list recognises influential researchers worldwide, who have published multiple, highly cited papers during the last decade.
The Highly Cited Researchers list is published each year by Clarivate, a company which (amongst others) calculates the impact factor of journals. To be included, researchers must demonstrate their impact in a particular field.
The Bristol BRC researchers recognised for their outstanding contributions to science this year are:
- Professor Kate Tilling, Bristol Medical School
- Professor Jonathan Sterne, Bristol Medical School
- Professor Caroline Relton, Bristol Medical School
- Professor Marcus Munafo, School of Psychological Science
- Professor Deborah Lawlor, Bristol Medical School
- Professor Julian Higgins, Bristol Medical School
- Professor George Davey Smith, Bristol Medical School
Clarivate uses a citation index or database called Web of Science to identify the top 1% of publications. These publications are ranked by citations from specific fields and years of publication. The names of highly cited researchers’ names are drawn from there.
This year’s list includes 7,225 researchers from 69 countries and regions. It also identifies the institutions and countries where researchers are based.
Professor Philip Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Bristol, said:
“It is fantastic to see so many of our colleagues included in this year’s list. They all truly deserve this recognition for their remarkable research.
“Bristol has some of the world’s very best academics and I’m extremely proud of the impact their work has across a range of important areas. It is a testament to them that 94% of the University’s research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the recent Research Excellence Framework.”