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CHIRI researcher on top of the world

By Amanda Iannuzzi 28 February 2019 News Comments Off on CHIRI researcher on top of the world

Professor Chris Reid.

Professor Chris Reid.

Better than one in a million – how’s three in a hundred!

Congratulations to Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute’s (CHIRI) Professor Christopher Reid, who’s among three Curtin University scientists in a worldwide list of the 100 most-mentioned scholarly research articles online in 2018.

Remarkably, Chris made the Altmetric Top 100 list not once, but three times for articles on his pioneering studies into the effect of aspirin in the healthy elderly. One of the articles alone reached a potential audience of around 4 million people.

Chris’s top 100 articles were:

  • #29 – “Effect of Aspirin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly” (attention score 3010) was cited in a Practice Update ‘2018: Top Stories in Cardiology: Aspirin Primary Prevention Trials’ by Associate Professor of Medicine Joerg Herrmann MD from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota.
  • #71 – “Effect of Aspirin on Disability-free Survival in the Healthy Elderly” (attention score 2416), was mentioned in 182 news stories including articles in Time, CNN News, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
  • #80 – “Effect of Aspirin on All-Cause Mortality in the Healthy Elderly” (attention score 2091), was tweeted or retweeted 1,909 times, potentially reaching more than 3.7 million people.

The Top 100 list measures the attention a publication has attracted based on a number of online activities.

Congratulations also to Professor Judith Finn (Curtin School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine) and former Curtin researcher Dr Jean-Paul Hobbs (School of Molecular and Life Sciences), who joined Chris in the Top 100.

If you’re a Curtin researcher and would like to know more about the influence of your works, as a Curtin staff member you have free access to Altmetric Explorer. The library’s Metrics and Impact guide has details on how to register for and access this tool, or email

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