Ben Hartridge

RESEARCHER | LONDON | @benhartridge

Ben works across the Lab’s projects contributing on everything from data collection and analysis to system mapping and evidence reviews.

Ben believes in equipping leaders in public systems with the information they need to make the best decisions for children and young people. Through his work at the Lab, Ben strives to make user’s voice and scientific evidence heard by decision-makers and helps people understand the wider system context in which they act.

Since joining the Lab in July 2017, Ben has embraced the Lab’s intersectionist approach and his work ranges widely across the Lab’s projects and workstreams. This includes rapid reviews of the best available evidence and facilitating co-production workshop for service design projects such as our work with the homelessness charity Crisis. On system reform projects, Ben has contributed on data analysis and systems mapping for work on children’s social care and homelessness.

Ben joined the Lab after graduating from the University of Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. During his degree, he specialised in the economics of labour markets with a focus on the impact of policies that affect people on low incomes. He also took a particular interest in logic and the philosophy of language.