Ben Storer

Deputy Dean

I moved to Sydney and UNSW in 2015 to study neuroscience and psychology. Originally as a student I lived in Basser. Between my time as a student and as a staff member, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the communities at Basser, Baxter, and now UNSW Hall. During the day, I work at ANSTO and where I’m currently researching the effects of radiation on the brain.

The colleges gave a lot to me as a student, and I love trying to make the experience just as valuable for all of our residents. I’m looking forward to meeting all our new residents and getting involved at UNSW Hall!


What is your favourite place to eat out in Sydney?

Anywhere in Surry Hills


What was the topic of your thesis?

The Effect of Spatial and Temporal Image Properties on Aesthetic Preference, Pupil Size and Eye Movements (spoiler- inconclusive)


How do you spend your free time?

Exercising, bushwalking, socialising, and of course eating anywhere in Surry Hills


What was the last picture you took on your phone?

The spider that fell out of my lab coat while I was wearing it


What music do you like?

A bit of everything. Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Foals are probably a good place to start.


What is your favourite movie?

There Will Be Blood- I definitely recommend it!


What's your favourite place on-campus at UNSW?

The Whitehouse!

Resident Fellows

Resident fellows (RFs) are staff members of UNSW and typically in their final years of study or already holding a degree. RFs live with the students on their floors and provide daily academic and pastoral support. RFs aren’t teachers, but they’re a little like a supportive older sibling with loads of experience to pass on and a willingness to help guide the residents.

For me, my role is about helping and encouraging students bring out the best possible version of themselves, to lead by example and through my own life experiences.

William McNaughton, RF