Source: Google Scholar, 2019; Infoprations, 2019
A new report from the Web of Science Group indicates that Professor Oye Gureje of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan is the Most Influential Researcher in Nigeria in the year 2019. According to the report, Professor Gureje is one of the most cited researchers in the world during the year.
Check reveals that as of November 2019, Professor Gureje has published 18 articles in high impact journals including Nature. Analysis of 5 selected papers for 5 years shows that the University of Ibadan don and Director of World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Neurosciences, Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the institution has been cited by several authors locally and internationally.
Beyond engaging in academic research, Professor Gureje has also expressed his views on issues of national importance. He recently faulted the Federal Road Safety Commission’s call for mandatory psychiatric tests for motorists caught driving against traffic and other road traffic offences in the country. He has also emphasised the place of the increasing rate of unemployment in depression and suicide attempt rate in the country.