INRICH Member Profile Card
University of Bristol
Dr David Gordon is Professor of Social Justice and the Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research (see www.bris.ac.uk/poverty/) at the University of Bristol, UK. Professor Gordon is an international recognised expert on poverty and inequality research and has written and edited over a hundred books, papers and reports on these subjects. He is a member of the UN Expert Group on Poverty Statistics (Rio Group) and contributed to its recent ‘Compendium of Good Practice in Poverty Measurement’. Professor Gordon has acted as an external expert for the European Union Working Group on Income, Poverty and Social Exclusion and was a scientific advisor to the European Union/Latin American Network 10 - Fight against Urban Poverty. Professor Gordon advised the United Nations Department for Economic & Social Affairs (UNDESA) on poverty and hunger issues amongst young people (aged 15 to 24) and contributed to the 2005, 2007 and 2009 World Youth Reports. He recently completed working with UNICEF on its first ever Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities which will be published during 2009.
Type of member: Regular
Telephone: +44(0)117 9546761
Email Address: email@example.com
Mailing Address: School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol , 8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ, United Kingdom
Several projects on child disability and health inequalities with colleagues at Warwick University.
Current research interests
Social and distributional justice, social harm, scientific measurement of poverty, child poverty and human rights, childhood disability, crime and poverty, area-based anti-poverty measures, the causal effects of poverty on ill health, and rural poverty.
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Need to define poverty. Multi-level studies - Society, Family & Individual. Regional studies (within countries). Root cause analysis to inform policy change.
Subramanian, S., Nandy, S., Irving, M., Gordon, D., Lambert, H., & Smith, G. D. (2006). The Mortality Divide in India: The Differential Contributions of Gender, Caste, and Standard of Living Across the Life Course. American Journal of Public Health, 96(5), 818-825. doi:10.2105/ajph.2004.060103
Nandy, S., Irving, M., Gordon, D., Subramanian, S. V., & Davey Smith, D. (2005). Poverty, child undernutrition and morbidity: new evidence from India. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, 83, 3, 210-216.