Imperial professor Peter Barnes was listed as one of the most cited scientists in the world on a list of 100,000 scientists in 22 fields.
Led by Stanford University in California, the work analyzed citation metrics from 22 scientific fields – from chemistry and clinical medicine to physics and astronomy. More than 500 researchers from Imperial College London are included in the list.
Professor Barnes of the National Heart & Lung Institute at Imperial College London ranked fourth in the world and first in medical research. His research focuses on COPD, a group of progressive inflammatory diseases that include emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis.
In the UK, COPD affects around 1 in 10 adults over 40 and kills more women than breast cancer. It causes the airways to narrow, causing shortness of breath, and the condition is difficult to treat, so it usually gets progressively worse. In industrialized countries, most people get COPD from smoking.
Professor Barnes said: “I was very surprised to see that I was number one among the medical researchers in the world and among all researchers in the UK, given that my specialty, respiratory medicine, has received little attention. This high rank pays homage to all of the outstanding researchers with whom I have worked for many years. “
The top 20 Imperial researchers based on study criteria are listed below. Read the full ranking online.
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Imperial College London, as a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), advocates a fair assessment of research achievements.
Imperial no longer takes journal-based metrics such as journal impact factors into account when making decisions about hiring and promoting academic staff.
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Global Challenges – Health and Wellbeing, Global Challenges – Data, Lung Diseases, Research
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