Conferences and Presentations

PSE UK Conferences

The PSE research team has organised three major conferences:

  • The PSE UK final conference presented a comprehensive overview of the findings of the research; London, June 2014. Presentations and the press release are available here.
  • The PSE Scotland conference, organised jointly with the Scottish Government, focussed on the findings in Scotland; Edinburgh, August 2014. Presentations and press releases are available here
  • The PSE UK International conference on  'Measuring Poverty: The State of the Art' brought speakers from across the globe together to examine various approaches to defining and measuring poverty; Bristol, January 2011. Presentations and papers are available here

Presentations of PSE UK research at other conferences

Members of the PSE research team have presented details of the PSE UK research methodology and findings at well over a hundred conferences world-wide. Details of these presentations, with links to the presentations where available, are listed below and can also be be downloaded here.

Some featured presentations

'Poverty and parenting: initial findings', Esther Dermott and Marco Pomati

PSE UK final conference - the Third Peter Townsend memorial Conference, Conway Hall, London, 19th -20th June 2014.

'Breadline Britain' , Stewart Lansley and Joanna Mack,

Edinburgh Book Festival, 18 August, 2015

Critique of the government's so-called 'Troubled family' strategy, Professor Ruth Levitas

Event hosted by the Institute for Local Governance at Durham University and the PSE team; Durham University, March 15, 2013

Presentations by PSE team members

This list of presentations is organised by academic institution and PSE research team member (with the most recent presentation first). 

University of Bristol

David Gordon, University of Bristol, PSE: UK lead

International conferences, 2010-2014 
'The Allama Iqbal Lecture: Child poverty and economic growth'.  Poverty, Inequality and Economic Growth, 30th AGM of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Islamabad, Pakistan,  2 – 4 December, 2014
Concepts & Measures of Child Poverty: with examples from India. MACHEquity Meeting, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 9 -12 September, 2014 (with Shailen Nandy & Natasha Price)
'Poverty and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong amongst Children and their Families'. 4th ISCI Conference, Child Indicators in a Globalised World, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 29 – 31 May, 2013 (with Maggie Lau, Christina Pantazis and Eileen Sutton)
'Measuring Child Deprivation in the EU'. 4th ISCI Conference, Child Indicators in a Globalised World, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 29  – 31 May, 2013 (with Eldin Fahmy,  Shailen Nandy, Marco Pomati, Anne Catherine Guio & Eric Marlier)
'Measuring Child Deprivation in the EU'. Comparative EU Statistics on Income & Living Conditions, NET-SILC2 Conference, Statistics Austria, Vienna, Austria, 6, December, 2012 (with Anne-Catherine Guio & Eric Marlier).
'Measuring material deprivation in the EU Indicators for the whole population'. Comparative EU Statistics on Income & Living Conditions, NET-SILC2 Conference, Statistics Austria, Vienna, Austria, 6, December, 2012 (with Anne-Catherine Guio & Eric Marlier).
'Recent Advances in Using Socially Perceived Necessities to Measure Poverty'. Televised Keynote, Defining and Measuring Poverty in Heterogeneous Societies, Human Sciences Research Council Seminar’ Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 29, November, 2012
'A brief history of consensual poverty measurement: A global view'. Defining and Measuring Poverty in Heterogeneous Societies, Human Sciences Research Council Seminar’ Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 28, November, 2012
'Policy relevant measurement of poverty in low, middle and high income countries?'. Poverty & Politics in Middle Income Countries, School of Government Building, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 – 24 November, 2012 (with Shailen Nandy)
'Child Poverty or Inequality, Which is the Better Explanations for Inequalities in Adult Health'. 4th INRICH Annual  Workshop, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 29, June, 2012
'Multidimensional Child Poverty. Poverty & Exclusion of Children & Youth: An International Perspective', International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, 27, June, 2012.
EU-SILC 2009 Material Deprivation Items: Proposals for Suitable, Valid, Reliable and Additive EU Indicators for MD (Whole Population And Children). 7th Meeting of the EU-SILC Task Force on Material Deprivation, Eurostat-Luxembourg, BECH Building, AMPERE, 19, March, 2012.
'Measuring material deprivation in the EU: Indicators for the whole population and child-specific indicators'.  Indicator Sub-Group (ISG), Social Protection Committee,  European Commission - DG EMPL/D1, Brussels Centre, Borschette, 15, February, 2012.
'Tackling Child Poverty'. Tackling Child Poverty:  Lessons from the UK and New Frontiers in Japan', Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, 9, January, 2012.
Social Inclusion Policies in the UK. Keynote speech, Is Japan an Equal Society?  Policies against Poverty & Social Exclusion, Public Symposium,  Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 7, January, 2012.
'The State of the Art of Poverty and Social Exclusion Measurement'. ESRC/JSPS Research Seminar, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research (IPSS), Tokyo, Japan. 6, January, 2012.
Measuring Poverty & Social Exclusion. Senshu University, Kanada Campus, Tokyo, Japan, 5, January, 2012.
'Measuring Youth Poverty and Hunger'. Expert Group Meeting,  Quantitative Indicators Linked to the World Programme of Action for Youth, Division for Social Policy and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York, USA. 12, – 13,December, 2011.
'EU-SILC 2009:  Reliable, Valid and Additive Deprivation Indices'.  6th Meeting Of The EU-SILC Task Force on Material Deprivation, Eurostat-Luxembourg, Jean Monnet Building, Room M4, 21, – 22, November, 2011 .
'Comparative Poverty Measurement'.   Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.  20, October, 2011.
'Poverty in global perspective'.  Frontiers in Poverty Research, University College Dublin, 26 – 30 September, 2011
'Advocating Anti-poverty Policies in Rich Countries'. Hong Kong Council of Social Services, Room 202, Duke of Windsor Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong, 1 September, 2011
'Poverty & Inequality in an Age of Uncertainty'. Plenary Address, 8th East Asian Social Policy (EASP)  International Conference, Social Policy in East Asia and Beyond: Rethinking Social Policy Strategies in Time of Uncertainty, Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 31, August, 2011
'Health inequalities and poverty'.  Public Health Seminar, School of Public Health Building,  Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, 29, August, 2011
'Material  & Social Deprivation of children in the EU'. Material Deprivation Seminar, Social Situation Observatory, Network on Income Distribution & Living Conditions, Euorcities, Square de Meeûs 1, Brussels, 23 June, 2011
'Child Poverty and Non-communicable disease'. Early Life  Opportunities for the Prevention of Non-Communicable Disease in Developing Countries, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) conference, Hyatt the Bund, Shanghai, China. 19 – 21 May, 2011.
'Poverty & Social Exclusion in the UK'.  Department of Social & Family Affairs, Amiens Street, Dublin, 13 January, 2011
Multidimensional Poverty Measurement.  Keynote Lecture, Simposio: Probreza, disigualdad y exclusion social, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 30, November – 1, December, 2010
'Poverty & Social Exclusion in the UK'.  Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 27, October, 2010
'The scientific measurement of poverty in rich and poor countries'.  Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 26, October, 2010
The Science of Poverty Measurement.  Encuentro de Mexicanistas 2010. Education, Science and Culture Round Table: Water and society, Poverty and Public Administration, Antwerp, Belgium, 20th to 22 September, 2010
'Modelling and Measuring Poverty', National Centre for Geocomputing/Centre for Health Geoinformatics (NCG/CHG) Seminar, National University of Ireland, Hume Building, Maynooth, Ireland, 29, July. 2010.
'How to measure extreme poverty in the EU'.  European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG, Social Protection and Integration, Hotel Bloom, Brussels, 1 July, 2010
Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom.  Department of Social Work, Asia University, Taiwan, 15, April, 2010.
 
UK Conferences, 2010- 2014
'Fuel Poverty in Scotland'. Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland and the UK, New Register House Dome, Scotland’s People Centre, 2 Princes St, Edinburgh, 20 August, 2014
'Poverty in the UK'. Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland and the UK, New Register House Dome, Scotland’s People Centre, 2 Princes St, Edinburgh, 20 August, 2014
'Fuel poverty in the UK'. Third Peter Townsend Memorial Conference (Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom), Conway Hall, London, 19 -20 June, 2014.
'How Many People are Poor and Deprived and How Do We Know?' Third Peter Townsend Memorial Conference (Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom), Conway Hall, London, 19 -20 June, 2014
'Introduction: Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK'. Third Peter Townsend memorial Conference (Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom), Conway Hall, London, 19 -20 June, 2014
'Paradata then & now: Paradata in Poverty Surveys, 1968 and 2012'. Working with Paradata, Marginalia and Fieldnotes: The Centrality of by-products of Social Research, College Court Conference Centre, University of Leicester, 14 January, 2014 (with Eldin Fahmy & Karen Bell)
'First results: The UK 2012 Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey'. A Socio-economic Duty for Wales, University of Cardiff,  8 Jan, 2014 (with PSE UK team)
'Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: The emerging findings'. Social Policy Association Annual Conference 2013, PSE UK Symposium, University of Sheffield, 8 July, 2013
Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), London School of Economics  and Political Science, 8  May, 2013
'Child well-being in rich countries'. The messages for the UK. Launch of UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 11.  Committee Room 3, House of Lords, London, 16 April, 2013.
'There May be Trouble Ahead?' Poverty & Welfare Reform. Middlesex University, Hendon Central, 16 April, 2013
'Poverty & Wellbeing'. Universal Child Rights in Action: Debates, Dilemmas and Developments across the EU and MENA regions, Merchant Ventures Building, University of Bristol, 4 – 5 April, 2013
'What is the cost of child poverty?' Universal Child Rights in Action: Debates, Dilemmas and Developments across the EU and MENA regions, Merchant Ventures Building, University of Bristol, 4 – 5 April, 2013
'There May be Trouble Ahead?' Poverty & Welfare Reform.  Keynote, National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers Conference, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, 3 March, 2013
'What are the Necessities of Life?' The Peter Townsend Legacy: Poverty, Participation and Choice, Tawney Room, Rewley House, Wellington Sq, University of Oxford, 23 October, 2012
'How should we measure poverty?' Abby Centre, London, 12 September, 2012.
'Public Perceptions of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong'.  Social Policy in an Unequal World, Joint Annual Conference of the EASP and SPA, University of York, 16 – 18 July, 2012 (with Maggie Lau, Christina Pantazis & Eileen Sutton)
'Measuring deprivation in the UK & EU'.  Social Policy in an Unequal World, Joint Annual Conference of the EASP and SPA, University of York, 16 – 18 July 2012 (with Anne Catherine Guio, Eric Marlier, Eldin Fahmy, Shailen Nandy, Marco Pomati, Vilaimi Fifita, Jonathan Bradshaw & Gill Main)
'Household income, expenditure and wealth analyses: A user perspective'.   Focus on Household Economic Well-being, Office for National Statistics Seminar, Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, 29 February 2012
'Measuring Fuel Poverty'. Improving the Quality of Fuel Poverty Measures, Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, 6 December, 2011
'Understanding Society & Social Exclusion: Working age adults without dependent children'.  Understanding Society Workshop, 7G1, University of Bristol, 8 June  2011
'Inequality in the era of austerity'.  Social Policy and Childhood Studies Society – 2nd Annual Research Day 'The State We're in':  From 'Credit Crunch' to 'Public Spending Crisis‘ 2D3, University of Bristol, 11  May, 2011
'Child Poverty & Human Rights'.  Human Rights in the Age of Austerity Seminars, Henry Thomas, Tower Building, London Metropolitan University, London, 7 February, 2011
'Measuring Poverty: The State of the Art'.  Second Peter Townsend Memorial Conference: Measuring Poverty: The State of the Art, Merchant Venturers Building, University of Bristol, 22 – 23January, 2011
'Vulnerable Consumers and their Multiple Needs and Preferences'.  Supporting Fuel Poverty Research: The Next Steps, Eaga Charitable Trust Seminar, London, 17 November 2010.
'Should there be a Robin Hood Tax?' Bristol Festival of Ideas, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, 21 October 2010.
'Complexity, Poverty and Social Exclusion'.  Complexity & the Real World Workshop, Merchant Venturers Building, University of Bristol, 22 June 2010
'Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom'.  Scottish Government Meeting, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010
'Challenges of Comparative Poverty Measurement'. Comparative Research Seminar, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 11 May 2010
Interdisciplinarity and Poverty Research. IAS Seminar on Interdisciplinarity, Leaving the comfort zone – when postgraduate research encounters the social/natural science divide, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, 5 May 2010.
 

Demi Patsios, University of Bristol

Conferences and talks, 2013-2015
Living Standards of Older People in the UK’, (with Paddy Hillyard and Marco Pomati) International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics – European Region Congress 2015, IAGG-ER 8th Congress / 23-26 April 2015 (Dublin) – Oral presentation,  (26 April, 2015.
The True Scale of Pensioner Poverty Today: Findings from the PSE UK 2012 survey’, talk to South West Seniors Assembly, 5 Sept, 2014.  
Pensioner poverty and social exclusion in Great Britain and Northern Ireland: What difference did a decade make?’, British Society of Gerontology (BSG) 2014 Annual Conference (Southampton) – Oral presentation, 2 Sept, 2014.
The living standards of older people in the UK: development of the UK Living Standards Index (UK-LSI) and findings from the Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey 2012 (PSE2012)’, (with Paddy Hillyard and Marco Pomati), British Society of Gerontology (BSG) 2014 Annual Conference (Southampton) – Oral presentation, 2 Sept, 2014.
Pensioner poverty and social exclusion: Selected findings from PSE 2012 Survey’, Third Townsend Conference – Oral presentation, 20 June 2014.
A UK Living Standards Index (UK-LSI)’, (with Paddy Hillyard and Marco Pomati), Third Townsend Conference – Oral presentation, 20 June, 2014. 
Snapshot findings from the PSE UK survey: Pensioner households’, Invited to present preliminary findings of PSE UK study to GayWest (Bath), Oral presentation, 5 October, 2013.
Snapshot findings from the PSE UK survey: Pensioner households’, Invited to present preliminary findings of PSE UK study to South West Seniors Assembly, 29 May, 2013.    
 

Ruth Levitas, University of Bristol

Conferences and talks, 2013 
More than Food’, Opening address, South West Churches Regional Churches Forum and Social Responsibility Network, South West, Bristol, October, 2013.
‘More than Food’, Opening address, South West Churches Regional Churches Forum and Social Responsibility Network South West, Taunton, April, 2013
Troubled families – misrepresenting poverty’, the Institute for Local Governance, Durham University, March 15, 2013 (see in featured presentations above)
 

University of Glasgow

Nick Bailey, University of Glasgow

Conferences and talks, 2012 -2015 
'Exclusionary employment in Britain’s broken labour market'. Seminar at Employment Research Institute, Napier University, 11 March 2015
'Poverty and neighbourhood context: how neighbourhood social mix shapes access to resources'. Seminar for School of Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading, 11 February 2015
'Local poverty statistics and research: the opportunity of administrative data'. Plenary paper for Royal Statistical Society conference on ‘Poverty and deprivation: statistics for action’, London, 10 February 2015
'Poverty in Scotland. Plenary paper for Scottish Government conference'. Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland and the UK, Edinburgh, 20 August 2014.
'Employment, Poverty and Social Exclusion'. Plenary paper for Scottish Government conference ‘Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland and the UK’, Edinburgh, 20 August 2014.
'Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland'. Plenary paper for Third Peter Townsend Memorial Conference, London, 20 June 2014.
'Employment, Poverty and Social Exclusion'. Plenary paper for Third Peter Townsend Memorial Conference, London, 20 June 2014.
'Using administrative data and surveys to better estimate poverty'. Plenary paper for JRF seminar ‘Bringing Together Users and Producers of Poverty Statistics’, London, 29 April 2014.
'Employment and poverty: evidence from the PSE-UK', with Maria Gannon.Paper presented at the Social Policy Association, Sheffield, 8-10 July, 2013.
'Attitudes to the 'necessities of life' in Scotland: can a UK poverty standard be applied in Scotland?', with Maria Gannon. Paper presented at the Social Policy Association, Sheffield, 8-10 July, 2013.
'How neighbourhood context shapes poverty: some results from the Poverty and Social Exclusion UK Survey 2012', with Kirsten Besemer, Glen Bramley and Mark Livingston. Paper presented at the European Network for Housing Research, Tarragona, Spain, 19-22 June, 2013.
'Poverty & Social Exclusion UK Survey'. Plenary paper for Public Health Information Network, Glasgow, 8 October 2010.
'Poverty & Social Exclusion Survey'. Invited presentation to Scottish Government, Edinburgh, 2010.
 

Queen’s University, Belfast 

Mike Tomlinson, Queen’s University, Belfast

Conferences and talks, 2012 -2015 
 ‘Meeting the challenges of poverty’, Community Faiths' Forum (Belfast), 2015
 ‘Child Poverty in Northern Ireland: Evidence from the PSE study’, Derry Child Poverty Forum, 2015
Global recession local impact: the case of Upper Springfield/Whiterock’, Event : Our Children, Our Future, (19th March), 2015.
So you think you know about poverty?’ ESRC Festival of Social Science  (3rd Nov.), 2014
 ‘The challenges of anti-poverty strategies’ Belfast Anti-Poverty Festival (18th Nov.), 2014
Child poverty: the evidence’ Presentation at Northern Ireland Assembly for Launch of Beneath the Surface: Child Poverty in Northern Ireland (18th May), 2014
How much child poverty is there and what do we do about it?’ (with Professor Hillyard). Presentation to the Northern Ireland Assembly All-Party Group on Poverty, 2014
'Legacies of Conflict: the evidence', Northern Ireland Assembly, Research and Information Service, Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series 2013-14, Northern Ireland Assembly, (24th October), 2013. Video, slides and bulletin available here
Measuring Poverty’, Banbridge Council: The role of faith groups (18th March), 2013.
Social legacies of conflict’ Royal College of Defence Studies seminar (22 Jan.), 2013
 ‘Defining the breadline: is there a Northern Ireland consensus?’ Northern Ireland Assembly, Research and Information Service, Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series. (Plus briefing paper on people's attitudes to basic necessities, based on the Omnibus survey carried out for the Poverty and Social Exclusion project - see poverty.ac.uk), 2013
Defining and Measuring Poverty and Deprivation’ Social Welfare Summer School sponsored by Department for Social Development (NI)/ Department for Social Protection (20 Aug.), 2012
The Poverty and Social Exclusion Project: What are we doing and why?’, University College Cork: Methods Summer School (20th June), 2012.
Young people and the legacy of conflict’ ASITIS Children of Conflict Conference (1st March), 2012.
Briefing on Poverty and Social Exclusion study and early results from the Omnibus survey’ Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland, 2012.
 

Grace Kelly, Queen’s University, Belfast

Presentations, 2013-2015
'Poverty Piece: Findings from the PSE data', Short play performed at The Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities’ Project Research Group on ‘Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives’ at Queen’s University Belfast, 15 December 2015.
'When public funds are scarce, social science is a luxury', Postgraduate Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, March 2015.
'Explaining the measurement of child poverty', School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast, 12 February 2015.
'Poverty in Northern Ireland: Findings from the PSE study', Northern Ireland Anti-poverty Network, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, 30 January 2015.
'Poverty Piece: Findings from the PSE data', Short play performed at the Child Care Research Forum, Templepatrick, 19 November 2014.
'Well-being and poverty: Findings from the PSE study', Irish Congress of Trade Unions Annual General Conference, Derry, 9 April 2014.
'The more things change, the more they stay the same: Findings from the PSE qualitative study', Postgraduate conference Queen’s University Belfast, 4 April 2014.
'Data Possibilities for Comparative Analysis, Poverty Research in Ireland', North and South, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast and Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 3-4 October 2013.
'Family Life in Conditions of Low Income in Northern Ireland', Urban Poverty Workshop, School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast, 22 February 2013.
 

The Open University

Joanna Mack, The Open University

Conferences and talks, 2012 -2015 
The rise of mass poverty’, (with Stewart Lansley), Bristol Festival of Ideas, November 2015
How to eradicate poverty’, UNISON, Leadership conference, Manchester, November 2015
Breadline Britain’, (with Stewart Lansley), Edinburgh Book Festival, August, 2015 
Financial exclusion and the poor’ Chatham House, Financial Participation roundtable, oral presentation, June 2015 
Poverty and harm’, (with Stewart Lansley), ICCCR presentation, Open University, May 2015
Changing Britain’, (with Stewart Lansley) South Bank book festival, May, London, 2015 
Trends in poverty in the UK’, Webinar for Globalnet21, March, 2015, available to view here
The Poor are getting Poorer’, debate with the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Lansdowne debating Society, London, November, 2014
The changing necessities of life – 1983 to 2012', (with Stewart Lansley), Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom final conference - Third Peter Townsend Memorial Conference, Conway Hall, London, 19th -20th June 2014
Explaining poverty to the public’, Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom final conference - Third Peter Townsend Memorial Conference, Conway Hall, London, 19th -20th June 2014.
Are Minimum standards becoming less generous’, Social Policy Association Annual Conference 2013, University of Sheffield, 8th July, 2013
Poverty and social exclusion in the UK – an overview’ ESRC festival of science, headline event, Westminster Hall, London, November, 2013
New visual Technologies and quantative data’, (with Pete Mitton), ESRC seminar on visual methods, Milton Keynes, 2012
Inform, Educate and Engage’, (with Pete Mitton), ESRC seminar on Communicating research findings, Cardiff, 2012
The PSE research methodology’, Social Science faculty presentation, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 2012
 

Stewart Lansley, The Open University

Conferences and talks, 2012 -2015 
(see also under Joanna Mack)
University of Warwick: Festival of the Imagination, November 2015 
LSE-UCL Economics Conference, LSE, November 2015 
Norwich Living  Wage Week, Norwich town hall, November, 2015 
Chiswick Book Festival, September,  2015
Conway Hall Ethical Society, London, June, 2015 
Fabian Society, Essex, May, 2015
Sorbonne Conference on Inequalities, Paris, April, 2015 
 
 
 
Last updated: 5 February, 2016
 
 
 

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