Dr Nadia Von Benzon

Senior Teaching Associate

Research Overview

I am interested in undertaking social geography research with children and young people. Previous research has included resaerch with learning disabled young people exploring access to the natural environment. I am particularly interested in methods, ethics and practice of researrch with marginalised and vulnerable people and the promotion of knowledge sharing opportunities in this area. I intend to pursue research exploring the geography of young people and relgion including faith-based intervention with disadvantaged young people. I am also interested in researching young people's relationship to religion and identity through embodied religious practices.

‘I fell out of a tree and broke my neck’: acknowledging fantasy in children’s research contributions
Von Benzon, N. 2014 In: Children's Geographies.
Journal article

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.
Journal article