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About Dr Mark Bendall

I am currently Senior Lecturer teaching on the Politics and International Relations degree programmes.

My interests include interdisciplinary research, e.g. the relationships between media and crime; sexuality and celebrity; corporate social responsibility; and pedagogic research into the use of technology in teaching.

My other interests include yoga, pilates, film and the telling of terrible jokes.


  • I write a blog for the Warrington Guardian.


2008: Team member of a winning research grant bid awarded by the University's Learning and Teaching Institute for pedagogic research into social networking as a mechanism for retention, enhancement and social capital facilitation for students. (£10,000)

2007: Marketing Initiative of the Year National Finalist, Times Higher Awards

1991: Runner-up, Guardian Magazine of the Year award for Cambridge Political Review


I am Module Leader for the following:

  • Level 4: Introduction to British Politics
  • Level 5: Politics and Policies
  • Level 6: Popular Cultures


My interests include the use of social networking sites in teaching; the communications-criminology interface and corporate social responsibility.


Published Work

Bendall, M. (2008) ‘Quite Queerly a Celebrity,' in M. Pritchard (Ed.), Cont_xts of Communication. Chester: Chester Academic Press.

Bendall, M. (2007) ‘The Slowly Simmering Frog: Pre-Fascism and Imperialism?' in A. Boran (Ed.), Implications of Globalisation. Chester: Chester Academic Press.

Bendall, M. (2007) ‘Stakeholder Roles and Connections,' in S. K May (Ed.) Communication and Corporate Responsibility, Perspectives and Arguments. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195178838.

Bendall, M. and Howman, B. (Eds.) (2005), Decoding Discrimination, Chester: Chester Academic Press.

Bendall, M. and Bendell, J. (2004), ‘Towards Better Governance and Accountability,' in ‘World Review' section of Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Vol. 15 (Autumn): 5-18.  ISSN: 14705001.

Bendall, M. and Bendell, J. (2004), ‘Lifeworth Annual Review of Corporate Responsibility,' accessible at

Bendall, M. (2001), ‘Fall of an American Adam: the Death of John F. Kennedy Junior,' in R. Brown and A. Neal (Eds.), Ordinary Reactions, Extraordinary Events. Ohio: Bowling Green University Press. ISBN: 0879728337.

Bendall, M. (2001), ‘Military Practices,' in T. Murphy (Ed.), Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn: 396-397. ISBN: 1579581420.

Bendall, M. (2001) ‘Sexual Violence,' in T. Murphy (ed.), Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn. ISBN: 1579581420.


2007: ‘Stakeholders and Power' at International Communication Conference (San Francisco, USA).



  • MA (Cambridge)
  • PhD (Cambridge)
  • PGCE (West Sussex)