Danny Dorling works at the University of Oxford as a professor in the School of Geography and the Environment.
He was previously a professor for a decade at the University of Sheffield, and before then a professor at the University of Leeds. His earlier academic posts were in Newcastle, Bristol, and New Zealand.
In 2019, with Sally Tomlinson, he published ‘Rule Britannia: Brexit and the end of Empire’ concerning what the 2016 EU referendum, the 2019 ‘exit’, and 2020 reality revealed. A year earlier in 2018 he published “Peak Inequality” on issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty in the UK.
In 2020 he published a book with Yale University Press on: “Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration—and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives. And, jointly with Annika Koljonen: Finntopia: what we can learn from the world’s happiest country, with Agenda publishing and Columbia University Press. The paperbacks of these two were released in spring and summer 2021.
He is currently trying to work out what he should write about next!
He is a patron of the road crash charity RoadPeace, and in his spare time he makes sandcastles.