Professor David Gordon

University of Bristol

Prof. David Gordon currently holds the posts of Professor of Social Justice, Director of the Bristol Poverty Institute, and Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol, UK. He has an international reputation for research about poverty and social justice and has written and edited over 200 books, papers, and reports on these subjects. In 2006 and 2007, he was given the tremendous honour of addressing the UN General Assembly about child and youth poverty. Professor Gordon is a Fellow of the British Academy, an award granted to leading academics for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences; and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, commonly known as the Royal Society of Arts.