Benjamin Duke

Benjamin Duke has research interests in aging demography, curriculum design, European political science, gender inequality, higher education, international development, LGBTIQA++ issues, active pedagogy, social policy, and squatters’ social movements. Dr. Duke currently works or has worked in research positions for the University of Nottingham, UK, on the Qualitative Hearing Research project as well as a MEITS (Multilingualism – Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies) project for the Centre for Research in Race and Rights; University College London, UK, on the Global Disability Innovation Hub project; and University of Northampton, UK, on the Ethnicity Award Gap project for the Faculty of Arts, Science, and Technology. He has published 12 academic papers, including a book chapter and conference paper. Dr. Duke is NHS (National Health Services) Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ Deputy Lead Governor in the UK, where there is a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. He also volunteers for Mencap, assisting vulnerable children and adults to learn. Dr. Duke earned a PhD in social policy from Keele University, UK. He can be reached at