After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Chemistry in 2018, Ben worked in the pharmaceutical industry running chemical analysis of early stage research compounds for 2 years. This included both lab based work and data analysis, the latter of which he found to be much more engaging.
He discovered Tableau whilst searching for roles to work in data analytics and really enjoyed the way it allows you to combine the problem solving aspect of working with data with a great visual tool. The ability to tell a particular story based on the insights you have discovered in your data source was very different from any other tools that he used before and so he applied with The Information Lab as it was a fantastic opportunity to develop further in this field.
Outside of work Ben enjoys swimming but is happy to give most sports a go and is currently self-teaching guitar.