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UCL academics recognised in annual global ranking of top female scientists

To recognise the achievements of women in science have released a ranking of leading female academics. Among those recognised are 10 UCL scientists.

Globally it is estimated that only 33% of people employed in science are female. Whilst increasing, scientific research still continues to be a male dominated sector.

In response to this disparity have recognised the leading global female scientists in their 1st edition of the annual ranking of top female scientists in the world.

Among those recognised is Professor Cathy Price, who ranked 25 in United Kingdom, and 259 in the world!

Professor Price leads the PLORAS research group at the Department of Imaging Neuroscience whose work aims to develop a clinical tool which will provide individualised predictions about the most likely course of recovery from aphasia after stroke.

To determine the rankings examined more than 166,880 scientist profiles across 24 research disciplines on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered was based on their h-index, an author-level metric that measures both the productivity and citation impact of the publication, as well as the proportion of contributions made within the given discipline, and the awards and achievements of the scientists.

By recognising these female scientists aims to inspire female scholars, women considering an academic career, as well as decision-makers worldwide with the example of successful women in the scientific community.

Alongside Professor Price 10 other Female Scientists across UCL were recognised in including Professor Gill Bates and Professor Susan Michie from the Faculty of Brain Sciences.

Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences, said:

“Many congratulations to Cathy, Gill and Susan. It is fantastic to see their world-leading research recognised through their inclusion in this prestigious list and they are certainly a great inspiration to others.”

You can read more about the rankings on the website.