Dr Matthew Benwell
Reader in Human Geography
What area does your research focus on?
Political geographies of childhood and youth; feminist political geography.
What are the other key aspects of your role?
PGR Director for Geography.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I play the sax in a band, I enjoy getting out into the countryside with my dog, volunteering with various local organisations, learning languages and reading.
What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
I have developed a little experience mentoring folks at different career stages – as part of this I’m learning more about what makes a good mentor, and how to listen and offer appropriate advice/support. I’d like to think these experiences can inform the mentoring support I can offer.