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Benjamin Hanckel, Dr

Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University

Dr Benjamin Hanckel (he/him) is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Benjamin’s research examines youth health and wellbeing, social inequalities in health, and social change. His work has examined the design and use of digital technologies for health, and health intervention implementation, particularly in relation to the lived experiences of young people, including sexuality and gender diverse youth. His recent work has also explored innovative methods for public health evaluative research. He has led research projects across Australia, East and South-East Asia, as well as the United Kingdom.

Benjamin is a convenor of The British Sociological Association (BSA) Youth Study Group, and a convenor of the LGBTQI Cluster within the Health Systems Global (HSG) SHAPES thematic group.

Benjamin holds affiliate positions at King’s College London (KCL) and the University of Tasmania (UTAS).

Benjamin Hanckel's contributions

Co-production, co-design and co-authorship

Motivations and expectations for young people’s involvement: The group discussed some of the challenges of maintaining young people’s involvement and motivation throughout the...

Video18 May 2022