Leading UK type 1 diabetes researchers revealed
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|
|Top institutions for diabetes type 1 in the UK|
|University of Cambridge|
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.