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).


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Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

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