Dr Ben Lohmeyer is a Youth Sociologist and Youth Worker. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow with Flinders University. Ben completed his PhD at Flinders focussing on youth and violence.
Ben's research interests include youth, governance, violence (personal, structural and neoliberal) and youth work practice.
Before beginning his academic career, Ben worked across a range of youth work settings including alternative education, alternative accommodation and peacebuilding. He has experience in grant writing, program and policy design and implementation.
PhD (Sociology), Flinders University
Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney
BA (Youth Work), Tabor
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 Univerity
2014 1st place, 3 Minute Thesis competition, Flinders University
Ben serves on the Executive Committee of the Australian Sociological Association in the role of Postgraduate Portfolio Leader.
Ben is a founding member, and current Chair, of Youth Work SA's executive committee. Youth Work SA is the first professional association for youth workers in South Australia.
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