Ben Goodair is a Doctoral Researcher in the Department for Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. His PhD thesis will evaluate the devolution of healthcare in England focusing on inter and intra-regional health inequalities. Ben's broader research interests include place-based policy, the integration of health and social care and using mixed-methods to measure spatial inequalities.
Previously, Ben was a Research Assistant at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge University, where he worked on the Institute's 'Townscapes Project'. During his time at Cambridge Ben co-authored a number of policy reports assessing the welfare of Britain's towns; spoke at the Bristol Festival of Economics; and engaged with a number of stakeholders working on place-based policy. Ben's work has featured in The Guardian, New Statesman, Telegraph and the Scottish Herald.
Ben holds an MSc in Social Policy (Research) from the London School of Economics and a BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester