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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Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Apr 2017 / News

Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.

Lessons On Providing Higher Education To Refugees

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Apr 2017 / Resources

A recent report focuses on the views of refugee students and their use of technology.

Omani Music Masks A Slave Trading Past

Benjamin Plackett / 30 Mar 2017 / News

Researcher says scholars should recognize the true origin of African sounds in Omani traditional music.

Syrian Children Are Deeply Disturbed By War, Report Says

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Mar 2017 / Resources

Save the Children study shows the scale of the problem and the need for psychological health care for refugee children.

Bahrain Protects Its Archaeological Heritage

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Mar 2017 / News

When economic development clashes with archaeology, Manama could offer a model for other Arab countries.

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.