Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice

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 including 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

Research Centre Administrator:

Melanie Tomlin

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The Centre's key themes are: Poverty, inequality and social exclusion, Citizenship, participation and empowerment, Social harm, criminalisation and justice, Migration, asylum and human rights.


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