Retraction Watch

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Meet our newest team member: Dalmeet Singh Chawla

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dalmeetJoin us in welcoming new staff writer Dalmeet Singh Chawla.

Dalmeet was inspired by talks at the 2014 Association of British Science Writers meeting (including by our own Ivan Oransky) to build a niche for himself as a writer – lucky for us, he chose science publishing. His focus has been on stories about innovations in scholarly publishing, but also covered peer review, authorship and publisher policies along the way.

As Dalmeet told us:

When I saw the staff writer opportunity crop up at Retraction Watch, my eyes lit up because it’s exactly the area I like to report on.

Thanks to some generous funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, we’ve brought him on board to continue his professional development and cover ongoing retraction news. You may have noticed his byline already, as he’s been contributing to the site since earlier this year.

He has a BSc degree in biochemistry from University College London, and began freelancing as a science journalist in June 2014, while finishing his MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. His work has appeared in Nature, Science, The Economist, The Sunday Times, New Scientist, The Observer, Times Higher Education, The Scientist and more. In September 2015, he was shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Young Journalist’ Award, which is part of the Asian Media Awards 2015 (hosted by ITV), for freelance reporting.

For more on Dalmeet – who is based in London, UK — you can check out his website, or follow him on Twitter.

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Written by Alison McCook

June 8th, 2016 at 11:30 am

Posted in RW announcements

Comments
  • Paul Thompson June 8, 2016 at 11:43 am

    He would seem to be a good choice, as much important, and sometimes dodgy, stuff is occurring in EU-Land and areas over there. If he could read Dutch, that would be grand, since much of what is happening that makes it here is in the Netherlands. However, Serbia, Germany, and other places have had their moments in the sun as well.

  • Ashwani Khanna June 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Congratulations Dalmeet, will look forward to read your writings and this is a wonderful place to learn and grow. Good Luck

  • Miguel Roig June 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Congratulations, Dalmeet!

  • Elisabeth Bik June 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Welcome to the RT team, Dalmeet!

  • Anwar Ali Siddiqui June 8, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    This will be a valuable addition. Welcome, Dalmeet.

  • Dalmeet Singh Chawla June 9, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Thanks everyone!

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