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Top 30 leading insulin researchers named

By Editor
25th April 2019

The leaders in research into insulin carried out in the UK have been listed as part of a Diabetes Times series.

The list is based on the impact of research published by the authors and has been produced by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. To arrive at its rankings, Expertscape based the results on scientific publications, with both impact and frequency taken into account.

Professor Peter Flatt, from University of Ulster, was named number one, while Imperial College’s Professor Guy Rutter came in a number two, Professor Patrik Rorsman, of Oxford University, was number three and the University of Cambridge’s Dr Roman Hovorka was fourth.

In December, we published the most influential UK researchers in type 1 diabetes and then in March we shared the UK’s 25 top researchers who study diabetes complications.

Brendan McAdams, Managing Partner of Expertscape, said: “Research has a direct impact on the lives of people with diabetes as experts continue to find answers, leading to improvements to frontline healthcare. This series is about rewarding those who excel in pushing the barriers of science to progress diabetes care.

“As always, we’re pleased to be able to work with Diabetes Times to recognise the extensive work and advancements to address the burden of diabetes. Kudos and thanks to all those on this esteemed roster.”

Top experts for insulin research
Professor Peter Flatt @ University of Ulster

Professor Guy Rutter @ Imperial College

Professor Patrik Rorsman @ Oxford University

Dr Roman Hovorka @ University of Cambridge

Professor John Pickup @ King’s College

Professor Stephanie Amiel @ King’s College

Dr Pratik Choudhary @ King’s College

Dr Hood Thabit @ University of Cambridge

Professor David Dunger @ University of Cambridge

Professor Melanie Davies @ University of Leicester

Professor Kamlesh Khunti @ University of Leicester

Professor Philip Home @ Newcastle University

Professor David Owens @ Swansea University

Dr Nigel Irwin @ University of Ulster

Professor Linda Partridge @ University College London

Professor Anthony Barnett @ University of Birmingham

Professor Brian Frier @ Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Professor Helen Murphy @ University of East Anglia

Professor Simon Heller @ University of Sheffield

Dr Janet Allen @ University of Cambridge

Professor Richard I G Holt @ University of Southampton

Professor Susan Ozanne @ University of Cambridge

Dr Malgozata Wilinska @ University of Cambridge

Dr Khalid Hussain @ University College London

Dr Lalantha Leelarathna @ University of Manchester

Professor Rory McCrimmon @ University of Dundee

Dr Ravinder Anand-Ivell @ University of Nottingham

Professor, Dame Frances Ashcroft @ Oxford University

Professor Clifford Bailey @ Aston University

Professor David Hodson @ University of Birmingham

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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