UCC researchers make global list of high cited elite science list

13 University College Cork (UCC) researchers are featured today in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list from Clarivate, including Prof Eugene Dempsey, Horgan Chair in Neonatology, INFANT Centre,  UCC.

The annual list features the researchers in the top 1% of the Web of Science citation index and recognises pioneers in their field whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of research influence and impact.

238 researchers globally have been named in two fields, including UCC’s Professor Paul Ross, Professor John Cryan and Professor Timothy Dinan from APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre based in University College Cork.

The global list features 7,125 researchers from 67 countries and regions this year – 3,793 in specific fields and 3,332 for cross-field impact. UCC researchers were recognised as global leaders in fields such as food, health, medicine, neonatology, neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology.

Full Name Category
Professor Paul Ross Agricultural Science, and Microbiology
Professor Eugene Dempsey Cross-Field
Professor Eamonn Quigley Cross-Field
Professor Paul Cotter Cross-Field
Professor Anthony Ryan Cross-Field
Professor Fergus Shanahan Cross-Field
Professor Colin Hill Microbiology
Professor Paul O’Toole Microbiology
Professor Douwe van Sinderen Microbiology
Professor Jens Walter Microbiology
Professor Gerard Clarke Neuroscience and Behaviour
Professor John Cryan Neuroscience and Behaviour, and Psychiatry and Psychology
Professor Timothy Dinan Neuroscience and Behaviour, and Psychiatry and Psychology


David Pendlebury, Head of Research Analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at University College Cork whose significant and broad influence in their fields translates to impact in their research community and innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure. Their contributions resonate far beyond their individual achievements, strengthening the foundation of excellence and innovation in research.”

UCC President Professor John O’Halloran said: “Congratulations to the 13 researchers of excellence who have today been listed among the world’s most influential researchers. This latest recognition is an endorsement of the exceptional quality of research at UCC and the contribution that these colleagues are making to the generation of new knowledge. This underpins UCC’s distinctive research reputation, strengthening both research and academic excellence, as we advance our UCC Futures thematic areas, and we can move forward with confidence knowing that we have excellent researchers pursuing excellence in research.”