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17 November 2022

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St Hugh’s Emeritus Fellow recognised as one of the best female scientists in the world

Congratulations to Professor Margaret Esiri, St Hugh’s Emeritus Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Neuropathology at Oxford University, who has been included in the first edition of the annual ranking of Top Female Scientists In The World recently released by, a leading academic platform for researchers. Professor Esiri was placed 72 in the United Kingdom and 714 in the world in the ranking, which recognises the outstanding contribution she has made to science.

Professor Esiri said, ‘I am delighted to be ranked as one of the best female scientists in the world. I hope it will inspire more women to study science at university and open up more opportunities for women working in science.

The ranking is based on the H-index metric provided by Microsoft Academic Graph. The purpose behind a ranking of only female scientists is to offer more visibility into scientific achievements of women, whom believe deserve an equal chance to be represented and praised for their work.

Professor Esiri has a longstanding interest in inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, and in dementia. Her recent dementia research has focussed on trying to understand the significance of damage to the small blood vessels in the brain as the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. She has also contributed many studies on the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

You can read more about the key findings on representation of women in science by clicking here.

The full ranking for United Kingdom is available by clicking here.

The full world ranking is available by clicking here.


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