Dr Hanckel is a sociologist at 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 recent work has explored the design and use of digital technologies for health, as well as examined public health interventions, and their implementation in 'real world' settings. 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. He also holds affiliate positions at King's College London (KCL) and the University of Tasmania (UTAS).