The research team for the Poverty in the UK survey of 1968-69 were based at the University of Essex and the London School of Economics. The project was set up by Peter Townsend and Brian Abel-Smith who left part way through the project to become a Senior Advisor at the Department of Health and Social Security.
There were three research officers: Hilary Land, Dennis Marsden and John Veit-Wilson who were joined by Adrian Sinfield. Below you can watch interviews with the three surviving members of this core team:
Hilary Land, currenly Emeritus Professor of Family Policy and Child Welfare, University of Bristol
John Veit-Wilson, currenly Emeritus professor Sociology, Newcastle University
Adrian Sinfield, currently Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Edinburgh.