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Research fellow, Oxford Brookes University

Ben Spencer is a Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University with a background in exploring the links between urban design, health, wellbeing and mobility, particularly from a gerontological perspective. He has experience of mixed-methods research with an interest in mobile methods applied to walking and cycling. Following his PhD on Playful Public Places for Later Life Ben worked on the RCUK cross-council funded cycle BOOM project on older people’s cycling ( before moving on to the ESRC Newton Funded Healthy Urban Mobility project (


  • 2013–2019
    Dr, Oxford Brookes University