Ben started out as a veterinary surgeon working in both academia and general practice. He then joined a pharmaceutical company and provided technical support both internally to marketing, R&D and sales, and externally to vets, clients and other industry organisations. He came to the University of Cambridge originally just to undertake an MBA but then he stayed to complete an MPhil (with distinction) and a PhD, which looked at morale in organisations. He has taught on the MBA, EMBA and Master of Finance at Cambridge and the Master’s in Finance and EMBA at London Business School.
Ben has taught and provided consulting services to a number of organisations such as Barclays, WPP, BT, McKinsey & Co., Novartis, McLaren Group, China Minsheng Bank, HSBC, Prudential, Detica/BAE Systems, Agricultural Bank of China, Slaughter and May, International and Commercial Bank of China, and IBM. His research looks at the role of hormones and emotions in risk taking and financial decision making, linguistics and communication in surveys and morale in organisations. His work has been published in science and management journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and Organizational Research Methods. His research has been covered by the Financial Times, The Times, the BBC, Wall St Journal, Reuters, Sky News, The Daily Mail and The Sun. He has also been interviewed on the PM programme on Radio 4 on how to conduct effective meetings.