Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin was previously editor of an online technology news magazine called The Connectivist, for which he executed a successful editorial strategy that expanded readership, established that publication within the technology world, and ensured high quality. Benjamin’s work has been published by Wired Magazine, CNN Health and Scientific American. He has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University with an advanced certificate in science, health and environmental reporting and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Imperial College, London.

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Oman’s Move Toward Personalized Medicine

Benjamin Plackett / 21 Feb 2017 / News

Medical research that uses data from Arab patients results in better treatments for local populations.

How to Help Refugee Youth Recover From Trauma

Benjamin Plackett / 27 Jan 2017 / News

Recent studies offer promising therapies, but finding enough professionals to deliver them is an uphill battle.

Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Dec 2016 / News

Research with refugee children is scarce, but what research there is shows a strong need for early intervention, and a risk of perpetuating a cycle of violence.

A Role Model For Female Arab Scientists

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Nov 2016 / News

A biologist is this year’s Qatar recipient of the L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science Middle East Fellowship award, for her research on microbiota.

Social Scientists Work Amid Rising Suspicion

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Nov 2016 / News

Arab researchers in the social sciences have always faced intense government scrutiny. Now they say it’s getting worse.

Wider Lessons From Vocational Education for Refugees

Benjamin Plackett / 01 Nov 2016 / News

UNICEF report shows how lessons learned from vocational training for refugees could help Arab students across the region find jobs.

Thyroid Cancer Overtreated, Qatari Study Finds

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Oct 2016 / News

A Qatari study of thyroid cancer using Australian post-mortem data suggests the disease is being treated too aggressively.

Syrian Researcher Focuses on Arab World Climate Change

Benjamin Plackett / 26 Sep 2016 / News

After an arduous journey, Ahmad Sadiddin now works as an agricultural economist in Italy.

Arab Science Needs More Respect

Benjamin Plackett / 22 Sep 2016 / Resources

Arab countries are exporting their best researchers instead of building up the scientific enterprise locally, say the authors of chapter in a UNESCO report.

Academy Awards Fellowships For Improving Teaching

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Sep 2016 / News

A new fellowship program introduces Arab teachers to best practices, and to each other.