Dr Mitchell is a Lecturer in the Discipline of General Practice. He is also employed part-time as a General Practitioner in the Banyo Clinic and a medical educator for General Practice Training Queensland.

His research interest lies in breastfeeding, postpartum care and medical education. Ben also teaches in medical education and general practice, particularly in evidence-based practice.

Ben is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA).