Head of Communities & Engagement and Magazine Editor, Nature Medicine
Ben is Magazine Editor at Nature Medicine, with responsibility for news and opinion content. Ben trained as a virologist, with an undergraduate degree in virology from the University of Warwick, UK and a PhD from Public Health England and the University of Reading, UK, followed by a postdoc at Imperial College London. Ben joined open-access publisher BioMed Central in 2011 as an editor and then associate publisher and was Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature from 2016-2021, running the Nature Portfolio Communities and other online-engagement activities for researchers. You can follow him on Twitter @drbenjohnson.