Michael Noble


Michael is co-founder of OCSI, and Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford, and Director of the Social Disadvantage Research Centre and the Centre for Analysis of South African Social Policy. His major research interests are in the areas of poverty and social exclusion, housing and homelessness and income maintenance policy. He is an advisor to the UK government on small area indicators of poverty and deprivation, and is currently working with the South African Government on developing the evidence base for pro-poor policy. He is an acknowledged international authority in research on poverty and deprivation, receiving an OBE in the New Year Honours 2001.