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Danny Dorling

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Danny Dorling is a Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, focusing on issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty.

In 2006, Dorling started working with a group of researchers on a project to remap the world ( to show statistics such as population growth, languages spoken and products exported. He has published with many colleagues more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers.

Dorling joined the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University in September 2013 to take up the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand.

His sole authored books include, The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality, The Visualization of Social Spatial Structure and Injustice: Why social inequalities persist . In 2016 with Bethan Thomas he authored People and Places: A 21st century atlas of the UK, A Better Politics: How government can make us happier and with Carl Lee: Geography: ideas in profile. In 2017 with Dimitris Ballas and Ben Hennig he produced The Human Atlas of Europe . In 2018 he edited Peak Inequality: Britain’s ticking time bomb. In 2020 he published Slowdown: the End of the Great Acceleration – And Why It’s Good a Good Thing. Due out in 2023 is his latest book: Shattered Nation: Inequality and the Geography of a Failing State. 

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