Ben embarked on a career transition following more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. To satisfy both his curiosity and a desire to work in the pursuit of more altruistic goals he went on to study Politics as a mature student at the University of Sussex. It was here he developed a keen interest in the impact of emerging technological trends on UK politics. Specifically, he explored developments in UK digital political advertising which served as a catalyst for his subsequent completion of a Human and Social Data Science MSc, also at the University of Sussex.
Beyond his academic interests, Ben finds joy in the simple pleasures of life. He relishes spending quality time with his wife and young son, sharing good food and cherished moments with his family. At OCSI, Ben serves on the Research Team, leveraging his expertise to support bespoke research projects and ensure that our tools use the most accurate and up-to-date data available.