Ben joined CUAC from Chancellery Operations at the University of Melbourne, where he worked closely with the Vice Chancellor and senior chancellery staff on communications and research projects. Ben also has experience working for the research-based strategy consultancy Andrews Group, and was policy intern at Goodstart Early Learning.
During his Masters studies, Ben developed a particular interest in behavioural economics – the field exploring why individuals make seemingly irrational decisions – and the implications of this for policymakers. Outside work Ben is a keen musician, enjoys smoking brisket, getting outdoors and travelling whenever possible.
Ben holds a Master of Public Policy and Management and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Ben can be reached at: ben[dot]martinhobbs[at]cprc[dot]org[dot]au