Media Centre


Professor Donald Hirsch

Director, Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP)

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Poverty, Income, Welfare, Minimum Income Standard, National Living Wage, Universal Credit


Donald is Director at the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) poverty, income, welfare. A former journalist and international policy consultant, Donald was Poverty Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for the 10 years prior to joining CRSP in 2008.

Interview booking

Please call the press office on 01509 223491 to arrange an interview with Professor Donald Hirsch. Bookings can also be made online at

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