Four Queen Mary researchers in the top 1 percent


Credit: Queen Mary University of London

Four researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been placed in the top 1 per cent in the world, in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list.

Now in its fifth year, the list identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in terms of how widely their research has been cited in other people’s publications over a decade.

Professors Mark Caulfield, Patricia Munroe, Panos Deloukas and Jack Cuzick from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary were announced as some of the most influential researchers in the world, covering research fields including clinical pharmacology, molecular medicine, genomics, cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention.

Professor Steve Thornton, Vice Principal (Health) at Queen Mary, said: “We’re delighted that our researchers have been recognised amongst the best and most influential in the world for a fifth year in a row.

“This is a significant achievement and demonstrates the exceptional quality of our medical research, leading to improved local, national and international healthcare. It also ensures that our students are provided with the very best education, built on world-leading research.”

Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics warmly congratulated the researchers on their appearance in this year’s list: “Congratulations to Professors Cuzick, Deloukas, Munroe and Caulfield at Queen Mary University of London. The advancement of scientific endeavour represents a critical activity for individual research institutions and entire nations.

“The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society – contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable.”


For more information, please contact:

Joel Winston

Public Relations Manager (School of Medicine and Dentistry)

Queen Mary University of London

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7943 / +44 (0)7970 096 188

Notes to the editor

  • Photos of the researchers named in this list can be found on Dropbox at:
  • The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list and executive summary can be found on the Clarivate Analytics website.

About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a world-leading research-intensive university with over 25,000 students representing more than 160 nationalities.

A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we work across the humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering, with inspirational teaching directly informed by our research.

In the most recent exercise that rated research in the UK, we were ranked 5th in the country for the proportion of research outputs that were world-leading or internationally excellent. We offer more than 240 degree programmes and our reputation for excellent teaching was rewarded with a silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awards.

Queen Mary’s history dates back to 1785, with the foundation of the London Hospital Medical College. Our history also encompasses the establishment of the People’s Palace in 1887, which brought accessible education, culture and recreation to the East End of London. We also have roots in Westfield College, one of the first colleges to provide higher education to women.

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