Dr Nadia Von Benzon

Part-Time Senior Teaching Associate

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.

‘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.
Journal article