Benjamin joined the Partnership in October 2017. He has a professional background in digital engagement with young people, and he also worked as a Teaching Fellow for Comparative Politics. His ESRC-funded PhD thesis was on how young people in the UK develop their own concepts of the political as they become adults. He has also worked on research projects on Brexit, the politics of protest and civil unrest, and migration.
Ben has an interest in creative approaches to democracy, especially local democracy, and innovative ways for doing qualitative research, especially through co-creative and participatory methods.
His qualifications are BA Russian and Politics, MA International Politics, MRes (Politics) and PhD. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Political Studies Association.