Leicester academics among worlds most influential

Two academics from our College of Life Sciences have been cited in a list of ‘the world’s most influential scientific minds’.

Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, BHF Medical Director and Professor of Cardiology at Leicester, and Professor Alex Mitchell, Honorary Professor of Psycho-oncology and Liason Psychiatry, have been listed as 'highly cited researchers' on Clarivate Analytics.

Clarivate Analytics’s defines “highly cited researches" as researchers who have “distinguished themselves by publishing a high number of papers that rank in the top 1% most-cited in their respective fields over a recent 11-year period.”

Clarivate Analytics states “Such consistent production of highly cited reports indicates that the work of these researchers has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility.”

Professor Samani is also consultant cardiologist at Leicester’s Hospitals and Professor Mitchell is NHS consultant in psycho-oncology at Leicestershire Partnership Trust.

Professor Andrew Fry, College Research Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the outstanding work of Nilesh and Alex has been recognised in this list. Not only are they world-leading researchers in their own fields but they are both great ambassadors for the critically important working relationship we have between the University and local NHS Trusts."

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