Dr Ben Lohmeyer

Lecturer in Social Work

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park (375)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Ben Lohmeyer is a Youth Sociologist and Youth Worker.

His research and teaching are in the field of youth sociology and the sociology of violence, with intersections into youth policy and youth work practice.

Ben is the Chair of Youth Work SA - Professional Association for Youth Workers in South Australia.

Prior to his academic career, Ben worked in the Non-Government Youth Work sector with young people around issues of violence and justice in alternative education and accommodation.

Video: Researching with Young People


PhD (Sociology), Flinders University

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney

BA (Youth Work), Tabor

Honours, awards and grants

2018 Vice-Chancellor's Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication, Flinders University

2018 Conference Travel Grant, Flinders University to present at the International Sociological Association XIX World Congress, Toronto

2017 Student Publication prize (x2), School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University

2014 1st place, 3 Minute Thesis competition, Flinders University

Topic coordinator
SOAD9111 Social Issues & Social Policy
SOAD2007 Social Policy Practice
Supervisory interests
School bullying
Social policy
Youth inequality
Youth studies
Youth violence, evaluation, intervention
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