Passing of Paul Benneworth

By 13 May 2020

Paul Benneworth

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Paul Benneworth. Our thoughts are with his wife Leanne and his children Theo and Martha.

Paul was Professor of Innovation and Regional Development at the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and a Senior Researcher at CHEPS (Twente University), the Netherlands. Paul was a leader in our community and beyond. As the chair of Working Group 2 on societal impact and relevance of SSH research and as the manager of our Twitter account, we will remember him as passionate societal impact advocate. Paul was highly committed to supporting the careers of early researchers. He initiated the status of ENRESSH fellow, to recognize their contributions to our network. Paul also launched CARES, a collaboration between Working Group 2 and the Special Interest Group on early career researchers.

ENRESSH is indebted for his wonderful contributions to our network. We have published an In Memory for Paul by Julia Olmos-Peñuela. If you would like to include a testimonial, please contact Stefan de Jong.