Ben Baumberg Geiger

Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy
University of Kent

Ben works at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent, and is also involved in the the University of Kent's Q-Step centre (which he helped found and co-directed until September 2016). For a time in 2015-16 he was on secondment as a Policy Advisor at the Department of Work and Pensions. He has a wide range of research interests, currently focused on disability, the workplace, and the benefits system, attitudes around benefits and 'scroungers’, and the relationship between evidence and policy. He is co-leading a mixed-methods project on the benefits system during the Covid-19 pandemic, called 'Welfare at a (Social) Distance'.