Australia has performed outstandingly in the latest Expertscape rankings with The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, ranking as the number one institution worldwide for its contact lens expertise. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) ranked fourth and fifth respectively, in the same category.
Australian academics also performed admirably, with Professor Fiona Stapleton from UNSW ranking second in the world for her expertise on contact lenses, followed by Professor Nathan Efron from QUT. Other Australian academics who were ranked within the world’s top 15 experts were Professor Mark Willcox (fourth), Stephen Vincent (QUT), Dr Nicole Carnt and Eric Papas (UNSW) (who ranked 11th, 12th and 13th respectively).
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Prof Stapleton’s expertise was only surpassed by that of Prof Lyndon Jones (University of Waterloo) who ranked in the top 0.011% of 9,458 published authors worldwide on contact lenses, based on contributions to 123 articles on the topic. With contributions to 62 articles on the topic, Prof Stapleton ranked in the top 0.021%.
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