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Leading UK type 1 diabetes researchers revealed

By Editor
20th December 2018
Expertscape, Research Type 1 diabetes

A list of the most influential UK researchers in type 1 diabetes in terms of impact has been published as part of a new DT series.

The Diabetes Times has teamed up with Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare, to highlight the UK’s leading diabetes experts.

To arrive at its rankings, Expertscape bases the results on scientific publications.

Today we are celebrating the both leading researchers and institutions in the field of type 1 diabetes research.

Dr Roman Hovorka was first place in a list of top experts for type 1 diabetes in the UK, being one of five University of Cambridge researchers to feature in the top ten. The University of Oxford’s Dr John Todd was second and Dr Mark Peakman, of King’s College, came in at number three.

The University of Cambridge was number one in a corresponding list of the UK’s top institutions in type 1 diabetes research, ahead of the University of Oxford, which came second, and third-placed Barts and the London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Brendan McAdams, Managing Partner of Expertscape, said: “We believe that experts are investigating the leading edge of knowledge, and those who are teaching, researching and seeing difficult cases are ultimately sharing that knowledge with their peers. We are thrilled to be working with the Diabetes Times to celebrate the leading impactors and institutions in the UK in the field of diabetes.”

Top experts for type 1 diabetes in the UK
Professor Roman Hovorka @ University of Cambridge

Professor John Todd @ Oxford University

Professor Mark Peakman @ King’s College

Professor David Dunger @ University of Cambridge

Professor Susan Wong @ Cardiff University

Professor Anne Cooke @ University of Cambridge

Dr Maria Marcovecchio @ University of Cambridge

Dr Carlo Acerini @ University of Cambridge

Dr Pratik Choudhary @ King’s College Hospital

Professor John Pickup @ King’s College

Dr Katharine Barnard @ University of Southampton

Dr Edwin Gale @ University of Bristol

Professor Stephanie Amiel @ King’s College

Dr Hood Thabit @ University of Manchester

Dr Helen Murphy @ University of Cambridge

Professor Rory McCrimmon @ University of Dundee

Professor Simon Heller @ University of Sheffield

Professor Brian Frier @ Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Professor David Leslie @ Queen Mary University of London

Professor Chris Patterson @ Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Andrew Hattersley @ University of Exeter

Dr Janet Allen @ University of Cambridge

Professor Polly Bingley @ University of Bristol

Dr Neil Walker @ University of Cambridge

Dr Deborah Smyth @ University of Cambridge

Professor Linda Wicker @ University of Cambridge

Dr Beverly Shields @ University of Exeter

Dr Daniela Elleri @ Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh

Professor David McCance @ Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Julie Edge @ Oxford University

Dr Christopher Cardwell @ Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Richard Holt @ University of Southampton

Dr Dan Rainbow @ University of Cambridge

Professor Gerry Rayman @  University of East Anglia

Dr Malgorzata Wilinska @ University of Cambridge

Dr Lalantha Leelarathna @ University of Manchester

Professor Julia Lawton @ University of Edinburgh

Dr Jason Cooper @ University of Cambridge

Professor Noel Morgan @ University of Exeter

Dr Sarah Richardson @ University of Exeter

Dr Parth Narendran @ University of Birmingham

Professor Nishi Chaturvedi @ University College London

Dr Paola Zaccone @ University of Cambridge

Professor Kamlesh Khunti @ University of Leicester

Dr Joanna Howson @ University of Cambridge

Dr Christine Wallace @ University of Cambridge

Professor John Petrie @ University of Glasgow

Dr Frank Waldon-Lynch @ University of Cambridge

Dr David Rankin @ University of Edinburgh

Professor Steve Bain @ Swansea University

Top institutions for diabetes type 1 in the UK
University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

Barts and the London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry

UCL Medical School

Imperial College School of Medicine

University of Southampton

Cardiff University

University of Exeter

University of Bristol

Newcastle University

Expertscape’s patented process involves:

  • Regularly uploading the PubMed database, which is comprised of the millions of biomedical publications produced by the medical community. The data is then parsed and organised by over 26,000 topics (MeSH terms).
  • Expertscape then assigns a score to each article, based on the such factors as the article’s year of publication, the type of article (e.g. guidelines and reviews carry a greater score than letters to the editor), and the journal in which the article appeared (the Impact Factor).
  • A score is assigned  to each author of the article based on placement.
  • Where possible, the system then determines the institution from which the article appeared.
  • Expertscape then computes the scores for all articles, authors, institutions, cities, regions, and countries, and then graphically outputs the results on web pages. The result is millions of Expertscape web pages, and a prolific expert could have several pages.

With this process, Expertscape has developed a repository of experts across thousands of topics, with results that are 100% objective, timely, granular and specific, which make them a reliable tool for the patient or referring physician in search of a second opinion or an expert consult.

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