Dr Nadia Von Benzon


Research Overview

I am a social geographer with particular interest in geographies of children and families and geographies of health and wellbeing. Previous research has included research with learning disabled young people exploring access to the natural environment. I am particularly interested in methods, ethics and practice of research with marginalised and vulnerable people and the promotion of knowledge sharing opportunities in this area. My current research looks at nature-based interventions for young people's health and wellbeing.

Discussing Nature, ‘Doing’ Nature: for an emancipatory approach to conceptualizing young people's access to outdoor green space
Von Benzon, N.R. 07/2018 In: Geoforum. 93, p. 79-86. 8 p.
Journal article

Remote Control: Television in Prison, Victoria Knight. Palgrave Macmillan, London (2016)
von Benzon, N. 05/2018 In: Emotion, Space and Society. 27, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Informed consent and secondary data: reflections on the use of mothers' blogs in social media research
Von Benzon, N.R. 23/04/2018 In: Area.
Journal article

Research Relationships and Responsibilities: 'Doing' research with marginalised and vulnerable participants: Introduction to the Special Edition
Von Benzon, N.R., van Blerk, L. 5/07/2017 In: Social and Cultural Geography. 18, 7, 11 p.

Confessions of an inadequate researcher: space and supervision in research with learning disabled children
Von Benzon, N.R. 07/2017 In: Social and Cultural Geography. 18, 7, p. 1039-1058. 20 p.
Journal article

Unruly children in unbounded spaces: School-based nature experiences for urban learning disabled young people in Greater Manchester, UK
von Benzon, N. 04/2017 In: Journal of Rural Studies. 51, p. 240-250. 11 p.
Journal article

Mixed Methods Research in Poverty and Vulnerability: Sharing Ideas and Learning Lessons, edited by K. Roelen and L. Camfield (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, eds, 2015)
Von Benzon, N.R. 12/01/2017 In: Journal of International Development. 29, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

"Vulnerable” Children in “Dangerous” Places: Learning Disabled Children in Outdoor Green Space
Von Benzon, N.R. 5/08/2016 In: Risk, Protection, Provision and Policy. Springer p. 179-198. 20 p. ISBN: 9789812870346. Electronic ISBN: 9789812870353.

‘Cos it’s Like Lots of People What are Naughty’: Exploring Learning Disabled Young People’s Avoidance of Urban Parks in Manchester, UK
Von Benzon, N.R. 27/05/2016 In: Children, Nature, Cities. London : Routledge ISBN: 9781472453174. Electronic ISBN: 9781315571553.

‘I fell out of a tree and broke my neck’: acknowledging fantasy in children’s research contributions
Von Benzon, N. 2015 In: Children's Geographies. 13, 3, p. 330-342. 13 p.
Journal article

Young people making it work: continuity and change in rural places
Von Benzon, N. 2014 In: Children's Geographies. 12, 2, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Who’s afraid of the big bad woods?: fear and learning disabled children’s access to local nature
Von Benzon, N. 2011 In: Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 16, 10, p. 1021-1040. 20 p.
Journal article

Moving on from ramps?: the utility of the social model of disability for facilitating experiences of nature for disabled children
Von Benzon, N. 2010 In: Disability and Society. 25, 5, p. 617-626. 10 p.
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