Reading among world's best research institutes

Simon Potts

15th January 2018

According to a new analysis The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is home to one of the world's most influential research scientists in 2017.

Professor Simon Potts, Research Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems services at the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development was recently featured in The Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers table along with five other University of Reading Researchers. The table lists more than 3,300 scientists who have published a high number of papers ranking in the top 1% most-cited in their respective fields over the last 11 years, in which Simon has studied the role of bees and pollinators, and led a key UN environment report.

Professor Steve Mithen, University of Reading Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research and innovation, said: "Reading is an institution that conducts research of the highest quality, so it is no surprise to see six of our colleagues listed among the most cited scientists in the world.

"They are among our brightest research stars, but research at Reading is characterised both by strength in depth, and a broad range of excellent research across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities."

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