Ben has an academic background in health science with a double major in health promotion and health services management at Charles Darwin University. Ben has been a member of AHPA since 2015 and is currently employed at Menzies School of Health Research. A born local in the NT with fluent community and intercultural awareness and diverse workplace experiences in Healthcare Service, including patient care, medical records and administration, emergency provisions, and intensive care training at Royal Darwin Hospital. Ben devotes his time to the study of wellness and is passionate about understanding the role of whole food plant-based nutrition for optimal health as well as recognizing how government and industry can affect dietary choices and the environment. Ben is interested in actions on Social Determinants of Health, Empowerment, Community and Health Psychology, Ecological Perspectives, Collective Impact, Body Detoxification and Nutritional Biochemistry.