The Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research was launched on 1st July 1999 at the University of Bristol. It is dedicated to multidisciplinary research on poverty in both the industrialised and developing world.

Over 50 academics in the Faculties of Social Sciences and Law, Medicine and Dentistry, Engineering and Science, together with colleagues from The Policy Press, are involved in a research-based initiative with the following aims:

Collaborating Departments

Below is a list of the departments and centres collaborating to form the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, and a link to the poverty-related publications by department:

School of Economics, Finance and Management
Graduate School of Education
School of Geographical Sciences
School of Law
The Policy Press
School for Policy Studies
School of Social and Community Medicine
School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies