Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research

Dr. Ashwin Mahalingam
Professor of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute Of Technology–Madras
Dr. Vivienne Bachelet
Owner and Founder
Tasha Mellins-Cohen
Project Director
Alexandra Howat
Head of Open Science
The Microbiology Society

Connecting explorers with publishing industry experts

Publisherspeak’s mission is to connect the explorers of the publishing industry with a wealth of experience from experts.

Our series will spotlight a key aspect of the Publishing journey and deliver great value to anyone involved with scientific, scholarly, or trade publishing.

We are working with a panel of industry experts to share real-life challenges, demystify misconceptions, learn from success stories, and deliver compelling insights to create delightful experiences for publishers, authors, and readers.

Meet the featured publishing professionals

Dr. Ashwin Mahalingam

Dr. Ashwin Mahalingam is a professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras. Dr. Mahalingam’s current research interests include public-private partnerships in infrastructure and the ways in which organizations react to the globalization of engineering services. He is the Editor of the Engineering Project Organization Journal (EPOJ) and has also served on many international committees.

Dr. Vivienne Bachelet

Dr. Vivienne Bachelet is a professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH), where she chairs the Evidence-Based Medicine unit. She has been a pioneer researcher, conducting health research both in the private as well as academic sectors. Vivienne is the founder of Medwave, a bilingual, peer-reviewed, open access, biomedical and public health journal.

Tasha Mellins-Cohen

Tasha Mellins-Cohen is the Project Director at Project COUNTER and Founder at Mellins-Cohen Consulting. With over 20 years of experience in scholarly communications, she has a deep appreciation for the changing pressures on publishers, funders, researchers, and research institutions, and is keen to find ways to help all parties work together.

Alexandra Howat

Alexandra Howat is the Head of Open Science at the Microbiology Society, where she oversees the Society’s Open Science strategies. Alex spearheaded the Open Research Platform Project, to convert the sound science, single-blind journal, Access Microbiology, into an open research platform, to ensure a fully transparent peer review process.

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