Danny Dorling joined the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxfordin September 2013 to take up the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand.

Much of Danny's work is available open access (see www.dannydorling.org). With a group of colleagues he helped create the website www.worldmapper.org which shows who has most and least in the world. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty.

Sole authored books include So you think you know about Britain and Fair Play, both in 2011; in 2012 The No-nonsense Guide to Equality, The Visualization of Social Spatial Structure and The Population of the UK; Unequal Health, The 32 Stops and Population Ten Billion in 2013; All That is Solid in 2014; and Injustice: Why social inequalities persist. In 2017 with Dimitris Ballas and Ben Hennig he produced The Human Atlas of Europe and also wrote The Equality Effect: Improving life for everyone. In 2018 he edited Peak Inequality: Britain's ticking time bomb.

In 2020 he published Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration - and why it's good for the planet, the economy, and our lives.