Ben obtained a B. Science in 2004, a Masters of Brain and Mind Science in 2011 and is currently a PhD student at the BMRI. He has over 8 years experience with individuals on the autism spectrum as a direct support worker in various respite, employment and housing programs. Ben’s research effort is dedicated to improving treatments for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Oxytocin is of particular interest to him as a promising pharmacological treatment to directly address ASD social symptoms. His current research focuses on the underlying neurobiological effects of intranasal oxytocin utilising Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques.