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Two Clare Hall Fellows have been ranked among the top female scientists in the world

16 January 2024 Fellows is a leading research portal for academics to progress with their research and ensure that they remain up-to-date with the latest publications in their area. It produces an annual list of top female scientists in the world, based on an analysis of over 166,000 profiles of scientists across the globe. Only the top 1000 scholars with the highest H-index are featured in the ranking.

Barbara Sahakian, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry and a Fellow of Clare Hall, was placed sixth in the entire UK (pictured left). Professor Sahakian’s recent research includes a study showing the benefits to mental health and cognitive performance of reading for pleasure at an early age, and seven healthy lifestyle factors that reduce the risk of depression.

Maria Grazia Spillantini, Professor of Molecular Neurology in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and a Fellow of Clare Hall, was also ranked on the list (pictured right). Professor Spillantini has been researching the cause of dementia for many years and was the first to identify the specific protein deposit found in Parkinson’s disease.

Our warmest congratulations to both Professor Sahakian and Professor Spillantini!