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UK’s leading diabetes complications researchers revealed

By Editor
7th February 2019
Expertscape, Research

The UK’s 25 most influential researchers who study diabetes complications have been named.

The ‘Leaders in Diabetes Complications’ list is based on the impact of the research published by the authors and is 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.

In December, we published the most influential UK researchers in type 1 diabetes and today we are celebrating the both leading researchers and institutions in the field of diabetes complications.

Professor Andrew Boulton, from Manchester Royal Infirmary, who has a special interest in diabetes and its complications, was ranked as the number one researcher, while Professor Rayaz Malik, whose research focuses include diabetic neuropathy, came in second and footcare expert, Professor William Jeffcoate, of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, was third. University of Oxford was ranked as the number one institution and the University of Manchester was second, with UCL third.

Brendan McAdams, Managing Partner of Expertscape, said: “It’s great to see such a concentration of knowledge in the UK, which is a testament to the research and treatment being done here. We are proud to be working with the Diabetes Times on this, and our compliments and thanks go out to the leading impactors and institutions in the UK for their effort and accomplishment in the field of diabetes.”

Top experts for diabetes complications
Professor Andrew Boulton @ Manchester Royal Infirmary

Professor Rayaz Malik @ Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar

Professor William Jeffcoate @ Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Solomon Tesfaye @ University of Sheffield

Professor Robert Hinchliffe @ University of Bristol

Professor Frances Game @ Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Sobha Sivaprasad @ Moorfields Eye Hospital

Dr Michael Edmonds @ King’s College

Professor Edward Jude @ Miscellaneous institutions in London

Professor Alan Stitt @ Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Dimitri Mikhailidis @ University College London

Dr Frank Lee Bowling @ University of Manchester

Dr Loredana Marcovecchio @ University of Cambridge

Professor Nishi Chaturvedi @ Imperial College London

Dr Luigi Gnudi @ King’s College

Dr Ketan Dhatariya @ Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Anthony Berendt @ University of Oxford

Professor Kamlesh Khunti @ University of Leicester

Professor Peter Scanlon @ University of Oxford

Professor John McMurray @ University of Glasgow

Professor Edwin A. M. Gale @ University of Bristol

Dr Tunde Peto @ University of London

Dr Dinesh Selvarajah @ University of Sheffield

Dr Amy Jayne McKnight @ Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Usha Chakravarthy @ Queen’s University Belfast

Top institutions for diabetes complications
University of Oxford

University of Manchester

UCL Medical School

Queen’s University Belfast

Imperial College School of Medicine

University of Cambridge

University of Birmingham

University of Glasgow

University of Southampton

University of Bristol

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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