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

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

New Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP)

15 October 2019

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council have signed a new agreement for a Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP).

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

News from CROPNET

RCT: The Gold Standard for Poverty Eradication?

6 November 2019 | Bergen Global CMI/UiB

OPEN SEMINAR organised by Bergen Global CMI/UiB with Howard White (Campbell), Sarah A Tobin (CMI), Georg Picot (UiB) and Espen Villanger (CMI)

International Science Council (ISC) inaugural Action Plan 2019-2021

October 2019

The ISC's inaugural Action Plan, Advancing Science as a Global Public Good, was recently shared with ISC members.

Launch and Workshop Event: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline 15 July)

Friday 18 October 2019

‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK