|Institutions||University of Oxford
University of London
University of Sheffield
University of Bristol
University of Canterbury
University of Leeds
University of Newcastle
|Alma mater||University of Newcastle (BSc Hons., PhD)|
He is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology of Goldsmiths, University of London, a Visiting Professor in the School of Social and Community Medicine of the University of Bristol, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography of the University of Canterbury, a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, and a Member of the National Advisory Panel for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies. He has been a patron of Roadpeace since 2011 and is the current Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers.
Early life and education
Born in 1968 in Oxford, he went to the local state schools, including Cheney School, a coeducational comprehensive and was employed as a play-worker in children’s summer play-schemes. Dorling graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geography, Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Newcastle in 1989 and completed a PhD in the Visualization of Spatial Social Structure under the supervision of Stan Openshaw in 1991. His favourite pastime continues to be building sandcastles on beaches.
From 1991 to 1993 he was a Joseph Rowntree Foundation Fellow and from 1993 to 1996 he was British Academy Fellow at the University of Newcastle. From 1996 to 2000 he was on the faculty of the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. From 2000 to 2003 he was Professor of Quantitative Human Geography at the University of Leeds. From 2003 to 2013 he was Professor of Human Geography and also in 2013 he was Professor for the Public Understanding of Social Science at the University of Sheffield. In September 2013 he became the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, attached to St Peter's College, Oxford.
He has mapped (mainly using cartograms), analysed and commented upon UK demographic statistics. Many of his published papers, commentaries and reports are freely available on-line. In 2005 he started the Internet-based Worldmapper which now has about 700 world maps and spreadsheets of international statistics. He has been on radio, television and in newspaper articles.
In February 2006, his work in human geography was described as "rummaging around" in numbers, crunching his way through reams of raw data, building up an extraordinary picture of poverty and wealth in contemporary Britain.
- Dorling, D. (1995). A New Social Atlas of Britain, London: John Wiley and Sons.
- Champion, T., Wong, C., Rooke, A., Dorling, D., Coombes, M. and Brunsdon, B. (1996). The Population of Britain in the 1990s: a social and economic atlas, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Dorling, D. and Thomas, B. (2004). People and Places: A 2001 census atlas of the UK, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Dorling, D. (2005). Human Geography of the UK, 2nd revised edition (2012) The Population of the UK, London: Sage
- Thomas, B. and Dorling, D. (2007). Identity in Britain: A cradle‐to‐grave atlas, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Dorling, D., Newman, M. and Barford, A. (2008). The Atlas of the Real World Atlas: Mapping the way we live, London: Thames and Hudson.
- Shaw, M., Davey Smith, G., Thomas, B., and Dorling, D. (2008). The Grim Reaper’s road map: an atlas of mortality in Britain, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Dorling, D. and Thomas, B. (2011). Bankrupt Britain: An atlas of social change, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Dorling, D. (1996). Area cartograms: their use and creation, Concepts and Techniques in Modern Geography series no. 59, University of East Anglia: Environmental Publications.
- Dorling, D. (1997). Death in Britain: How local mortality rates have changed: 1950s-1990s, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- Dorling, D. (2010). Injustice: Why social inequality persists, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Dorling, D. (2011). So you think you know about Britain? The surprising truth about modern Britain, London: Constable and Robinson.
- Dorling, D. (2011). Fair Play: A reader on social justice, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Dorling, D. (2011). The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality, Oxford: New Internationalist.
- Dorling, D. (2012). The Visualization of Social Spatial Structure, Chichester: Wiley.
- Dorling, D. (2013). Unequal Health: The scandal of our times, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Dorling, D. (2013). The 32 Stops: lives on London’s Central Line, London: Penguin.
- Dorling, D. (2013). Population 10 Billion: The coming demographic crisis and how to survive it, London: Constable and Robinson.
- Dorling, D. (2014 Feb). All that is Solid: The great housing disaster, London: Allen Lane.
- Dorling, D. and Atkins, D. (1995). Population density, change and concentration in Great Britain 1971,1981 and 1991, London: HMSO/Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.
- Dorling, D. and Fairbairn, D. (1997). Mapping: Ways of Representing the World, London: Longman.
- Shaw, M., Dorling, D., Gordon, D. and Davey Smith, G. (1999, 2000). The Widening Gap: Health inequalities and policy in Britain, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Dorling, D. and Simpson, S. (1999, 2000). Statistics in Society: the arithmetic of politics, edited collection of over forty chapters, London: Arnold.
- Mitchell, R., Dorling, D. and Shaw, M. (2000). Inequalities in Life and Death: What If Britain Were More Equal?, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Johnston, R., Pattie, C., Rossiter, D. and Dorling, D. (2001). From votes to seats: The operation of the UK electoral system since 1945, Manchester University Press.
- Davey Smith, G., Dorling, D. and Shaw, M. (eds) (2001). Poverty, inequality and health: 1800-2000 - a reader., Bristol: Policy Press.
- Shaw, M., Dorling, D. and Mitchell, R. (2002). Health, Place and Society, Harlow: Pearson Education.
- Ballas, D., Rossiter, D, Thomas, B, Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D. (2004). Geography matters: simulating the local impacts of national social policiesJoseph Rowntree Foundation, York: York Publishing Services.
- Dorling, D., Ford, J., Holmans, A., Sharp, C., Thomas, B. and Wilcox, S. (2005). The great divide: an analysis of housing inequality, London: Shelter.
- Wheeler, B., Shaw, M., Mitchell, R. and Dorling, D. (2005). Life in Britain: Using Millennial Census data to understand poverty, inequality and place, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Hillyard, P., Pantazis C., Tombs, S., Gordon, D., and Dorling, D. (2005). Criminal Obsessions: Why Harm Matters More Than Crime, London: Crime and Society Foundation.
- Dorling, D., Rigby, J., Wheeler, B., Ballas, D., Thomas, B., Fahmy, E., Gordon, D., and Lupton, R. (2007). Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Pickett, K., Melhuish, E., Dorling, D., Bambra, C., McKenzie, K., Chandola, T., Jenkins, A., Nazroo, J., Kendig, H., Phillipson, C., Maynard, A. (2014). ″If you could do one thing...″ Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities (20mph Speed Limits for Cars in Residential Areas, by Shops and Schools), London: British Academy
- School of Geography and the Environment: News 12 February 2013
- ditto: Staff
- Biography published in Times Higher Education
- Curriculum Vitae of Danny Dorling
- St Peter's College website
- UK North-South Divide
- The Guardian 26 October 2007 West is north and east is south in this patronising map of stereotypes
- The Guardian 8 February 2006 Interview: Danny Dorling
- The Guardian 30 April 2010 In Praise of Danny Dorling