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.

Posts by this contributor

مقالات وقصص أخرى

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.

A Conversation With the Chair of a Women’s Health Network

Benjamin Plackett / 16 Jan 2017 / Opinion

Thalia Arawi hopes to bring genital mutilation and gender equality to the forefront of the public’s mind.

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.