Dr Ben Wellings

Ben Wellings is an expert on the politics of nationalism, Euroscepticism and Brexit in contemporary Europe.

He writes regularly for The Drum and The Conversation on English nationalism, Euroscepticism and the politics of the European Union.

In 2012 he debated one of the leaders of the UK’s Brexit Campaign, Daniel Hannan MEP in Auckland: Watch his debate with Daniel Hannan MEP at the New Zealand Initiative in May 2012.  In 2016 he commented regularly on television and online media.  Read his Conversation article on the implications of Brexit for Australia.

Before joining Monash University in 2013 he was the Convenor of European Studies at the Australian National University from 2004 to 2013.

He was educated at the University of Sussex, Edinburgh University and the Australian National University.  He has worked in the House of Commons and for a public affairs company in Edinburgh advising clients on the impact of Scottish devolution.

He is a sought after public speaker and clear communicator of complex ideas to diverse audiences.  He has appeared on Sky News, ABC News 24, The Project and commercial radio, as well as providing expert commentary for Asian media outlets and advice to government in Australia and the UK.