Dave Gordon

Dave Gordon

Professorial Research Fellow Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol, UK

Dave Gordon is the Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research.

The Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research is dedicated to multi-disciplinary research on poverty in both the industrialised and developing world. The Centre has been established by the University of Bristol in response to the United Nations First International Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006) and in recognition of the work of Professor Peter Townsend. The University sector can support the goal eradicating poverty by providing high quality interdisciplinary research into effective anti-poverty policies.

Prof. Gordon has researched and published in the fields of the scientific measurement of poverty, crime and poverty, childhood disability, area-based anti-poverty measures, the causal effects of poverty on ill health, housing policy and rural poverty.

His recent publications include "Poverty, wealth and place in Britain 1968 to 2005" (The Policy Press, with Dorling, Rigby,  Wheeler, Ballas, Thomas, Fahmy, & Lupton); "Child Rights and Child Poverty: Can the International Framework of Children's Rights Be Used to Improve Child Survival Rights?" (PLoS Medicine, with Pemberton, Nandy, Pantazis & Townsend).


CROP News and Events

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

18 January 2019 | George Washington University, USA

BOOK LAUNCH by Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.


January 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 48: By Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran (Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria, and Research Coordinator at Migration and Development in Africa Monitors (MDAM), Nigeria)

Consolidating South Africa's Emerging Democratic Developmental State through Developmental Local Government

December 2018

CROP POVERTY BRIEF: By Isaac Khambule (PhD Candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa)

News from CROPNET

Fifth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize

12-15 March 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya

ESSAYS: Award ceremony will be held at social justice conference.

SDG Conference Bergen

7-8 February 2019 | University of Bergen

re:thinking/re:working - Addressing the inequality of knowledge

CODESRIA 15th General Assembly

17-21 December, 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

EVENT: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation.