The Centre provides a more integrative perspective on existing scholarship in criminal justice, socio-legal studies, poverty and social exclusion

Our members come from a wide range of disciplines with expertise in a number of policy areas inlcuding data analysis and social statistics.

The Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research is housed in the Centre

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Centre Head:
Dr Eldin Fahmy

Postgraduate Student Administrator:
Shelley Straughan


Publications from the Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice

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Many members of the Centre have also been involved in the Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey.

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We have an extensive programme of research and consultancy with funding from a wide range of bodies. These include government departments, the European Union, UNICEF, the Economic and Social Research Council, as well as voluntary and community bodies.