Ben started DPhil with the CPNP in October 2018 and will be working on local area chronic disease scenario modelling. This will allow the cost-effectiveness of chronic disease prevention strategies to be compared across local areas and allow the impacts of national public health policy on geographic health inequalities to be estimated.
He studied Medicine at undergraduate in Manchester, including a Master’s in Research. This was mainly qualitative work in the field of Medical Education Research and contributed to the contemporaneous curriculum review. He then worked as an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice at the University of Manchester and studied a Master’s in Health Policy at Imperial College.
He continues to work as a GP in an inner-city area one day a week alongside his DPhil. Alongside chronic disease modelling, he is also interested in structural causes of disease (the food system, urban planning, the job market), health inequalities and the social determinants of health and wellbeing.