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Dr Benjamin Hanckel is a sociologist at King's College London. Benjamin’s work examines youth health and wellbeing, social inequalities in health, and social change. His research explores the design and use of digital technologies for health, as well as the ‘real world’ settings of public health interventions, particularly in relation to the lived experiences of young people, including LGBTIQ+ youth.

Benjamin is a member of the Social Sciences and Urban Public Health Institute (SUPHI), a convenor of The British Sociological Association (BSA) Youth Study Group, and a convenor of the LGBTQI topic cluster within the Health Systems Global (HSG) SHAPES thematic group.

Benjamin also holds a University Associate post at the University of Tasmania (UTAS).


Current Teaching

7MHPH007 - Sociology Of Health And Illness

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Youth
  • Sociology of Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Digital Health (emerging technologies, and digital practices)
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Sociology and social activism