Ben Spencer was born in Liverpool. He went to a state school in the West Midlands, and then came to London to study medicine. He graduated from medical school in 2007 and since then has been working as a doctor. He specialises in mental health. He is married and lives with his wife and child in South East London.
Ben is passionate about mental health, especially parity of esteem between mental health and physical health. He volunteers for a homelessness charity and is a NHS foundation Trust governor. Ben commutes to work on his pushbike.