David Gordon

David is Professor of Social Justice and the Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research and the Bristol Poverty Institute at the University of Bristol, UK. He has written and edited over 200 books, papers and reports on poverty, inequality and social exclusion, social justice and social policy. Prof Gordon was a member of the UN Expert Group on Poverty Statistics (Rio Group) and contributed to its ‘Compendium of Best Practice in Poverty Measurement’. He has acted as an external expert for the European Union Working Group on Income, Poverty and Social Exclusion and was a member of the EU Task Force on Material Deprivation. He was appointed as a scientific advisor to the European Union/Latin American Network 10 – Fight against Urban Poverty. He advised the United Nations Department for Economic & Social Affairs on poverty and hunger issues amongst young people (aged 15 to 24) and contributed to the 2005, 2007 and 2009 World Youth Reports. Prof Gordon advised the World Health Organisation on measurement issues concerning water and sanitation access in low- and middle-income countries.