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21 November 2023

Professor Irene Higginson recognised in annual Highly Cited Researchers list

Annual list identifies researchers across the globe whose publications rank in the top 1% by citations.

Irene Higginson
Professor Irene Higginson

Professor Irene Higginson, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, has been named as a Highly Cited Researcher for her contribution across scientific fields in the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List from Clarivate.

This highly anticipated list identifies researchers across the world who have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. They are in the top 1% in their field in the world by citations.

This year, 7,125 Highly Cited Researchers in various fields were recognised from more than 67 nations and regions. This is the third year in a row that Professor Higginson has been included.

Professor Higginson has over 30,000 citations currently. Her research has pioneered better ways to measure outcomes and quality of life, evaluate palliative care especially new services and interventions, epidemiology, effectiveness, psychosocial care, symptom assessment, breathlessness, cachexia/anorexia, and multi-morbidity.

I am delighted and honoured to be named again on the Highly Cited Researchers list. It is wonderful that palliative care and the vital research dedicated to improving care and treatments for people with serious illness and those important to them are recognised. Research is a collaborative effort, and I thank my talented colleagues at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London and nationally and internationally, as well as the dedication of our funders, collaborators, and patient and public partners. Their collective efforts and shared belief in the importance of advancing care for those confronting progressive illness and symptoms are truly commendable.

Professor Irene Higginson

As the need for high-quality data from rigorously selected sources is becoming ever more important, we have adapted and responded to technological advances and changes in the publishing landscape. Just as we have applied stringent standards and transparent selection criteria to identify trusted journals, we have evolved our evaluation and selection policies for our annual Highly Cited Researchers program to address the challenges of an increasingly complex and polluted scholarly record.

David Pendlebury, Head of Research Analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate

Professor Higginson is among 39 King’s College London Highly Cited Researchers to be included in the list.

See the full list here.

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Irene Higginson

Executive Dean, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care