Dr Alicja Rudnicka named as top-ranked optometry researcher in UK
Published: 18 March 2021
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A new study has named Dr Alicja Rudnicka from the Population Health Research Institute at St George’s, University of London as the 16th ranked optometry researcher in the world and first in the UK.
Published in Clinical and Experimental Optometry this month, the study was able to rank optometry researchers based on their number of research publications and the deemed quality of their work – assessed by considering the number of times their work was cited.
The rankings are updated regularly every 24 hours on a ranking website. At the time of writing, both Dr Rudnicka and St George’s colleague Professor Christopher Owen are named in the world top 20 and hold the top two positions in the UK.
Most recently, the work of the two researchers has shown that artificial intelligence could help prevent sight loss in people with diabetes and potentially save the NHS millions of pounds. They hope that their work will lead to systematic changes in the English Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.
Speaking on the announcement of the rankings, Dr Rudnicka said: “It is a great honour to be placed in such distinguished ranks, some of whom have been colleagues at one time or another. This significant achievement has arisen because I have had the good fortune to work with excellent researchers and it is a team effort that has resulted in this positive outcome. I am very grateful to all I have worked with, and aim to continue onwards and upwards!”
You can read more about Dr Rudnicka’s work on our research impact pages.