Professor Claire Wallace

Professor Claire Wallace
B.A.(Hons), PhD.

Chair in Sociology

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Professor Claire Wallace
Professor Claire Wallace

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Biography

After graduating from the University of Kent, Claire Wallace taught at Plymouth and Lancaster Universities. During the early 1990s, she helped to set up the Sociology Department at the Central European University Prague, before moving to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, where she became Head of Sociology.  She has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen since 2005

Claire Wallace served as  President of the European Sociological Association, 2007-2009 and was editor of their flagship journal "European Societies". 

Within Aberdeen, she was Director of Research for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, 2008-2011 and then became Vice-Principal for Research and Knowledge Exchange for the University, 2011-2014.  

Research

Claire Wallace has been researching quality of life and was Director of the European Observatory on Social Cohesion and Trust,  2005-2006.   She spent many years working on transitions in Eastern Europe including projects on health in the former Soviet Union, national, regional and European identity as well as work, family and care across Europe. 

More recently, she was a co-investigator at the  Rural Digital Economy Hub (dot.rural) which was aimed at transforming rural areas in the UK using digital technology.  The project was funded by the RCUK, a joint UK research council initiative on the theme of Digital Economy.  As part of this research team she was also partner in the Cultures and Community Network Plus set of projects funded by the EPSRC. 

At present she is a Principal Investigator on an Horizon 2020 Project about Cultural Tourism (https://www.SPOTprojectH2020.eu) and a partner of the  ESRC-sponsored Research Centre DIGIT, focused on digital working (https://digit-research.org/),

Postgraduate Supervision

Claire Wallace would welcome postgraduate students in the following fields: work, care and welfare, quality of life, cultural tourism, digital working and the role of the digital economy in rural areas. 

 


Qualifications

PhD, Sociology University of Kent 1985
Claire Wallace's PhD was about young people leaving school and unemployment on the Isle of Sheppey
BSc, Sociology and Social Anthropology University of Kent 1978

Latest Publications

  • Media Tourism and Its Role in Sustaining Scotland’s Tourism Industry

    Garrison, S., Wallace, C.

  • Between State, Market and Family: Changing childcare policies in urban China and the implications for working mothers

    Wallace, C.

  • Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Rural broadband and digital only services inquiry

    Wallace, C. D., Philip, L. J.

  • Gypsy–Traveller communities in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands: socially and digitally excluded?

    Townsend, L., Salemink, K., Wallace, C. D.

  • Gathering together: social capital, cultural capital, the value of cultural heritage in a digital age

    Beel, D., Wallace, C.

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Memberships and Affiliations

Internal

Equality and Diversity Committee, School of Social Science

External

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, 

Member of the European Sociological Association

Member of the International Sociological Association

Research

Research Areas

Specialisms

  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International


Research Overview

Claire Wallace is currently Principal Investigator on two projects: Cultural Tourism and Digital Working.

The first is sponsored by Horizon 2020 of the European Union and is comparing cultural tourism in different parts of Europe (www.SPOTprojectH2020.eu).  The Aberdeen part of this is looking at media tourism - that is Tourism related to films, books, TV series

The second project is sponsored by the ESRC and is looking at the future frontiers in digital working (https:digit-research.org)

 

Teaching

Courses


Teaching Responsibilities

Director of Fourth Year Option "European Societies"

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  • Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Rural broadband and digital only services inquiry

    Wallace, C. D., Philip, L. J.

    House of Commons (written). 5 pages.

    Other Contributions: Other Contributions

  • The Decent Society Index Mark 2: (1) Constructing the Index

    Sapsford, R., Abbott, P., Wallace, C.

    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers

  • Relational identities on EU borderlands: the case of Poles in Belarus and Belarusians in Poland

    Wallace, C., Patsiurko, N.

    Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 77-95

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Community Well-Being and Information Technology

    Wallace, C., Vincent, K. L.

    Handbook of Community Well-Being Research. Phillips, R., Wong, C. (eds.). Springer, pp. 169-188

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • The Decent Society: Planning for Social Quality

    Abbott, P., Wallace, C., Sapsford, R.

    Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. 188 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Broadband use and creative communities in the UK

    Townsend, L. C., Wallace, C. D.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • CURIOS: Connecting Community Heritage through Linked Data

    Webster, G., Nguyen, H., Beel, D. E., Mellish, C. S., Wallace, C. D., Pan, J. Z.

    CSCW '15. New York: ACM Press pp. 639-648, 10 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • CURIOS Mobile: Linked Data Exploitation for Tourist Mobile Apps in Rural Areas

    Nguyen, H. H., Beel, D., Webster, G., Mellish, C., Pan, J. Z., Wallace, C.

    Semantic Technology. Supnithi, T., Yamaguchi, T., Pan, J. Z., Wuwongse, V., Buranarach, M. (eds.). Springer pp. 129-145, 17 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Trust in Post-Soviet Countries, Ten Years On

    Sapsford, R., Abbott, P. A., Haerpfer, C., Wallace, C.

    European Politics and Society, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 523-539

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • What is a Decent Society?

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C., Sapsford, R.

    Measuring and Reporting on Europeans' Wellbeing. ESS, ERIC, pp. 10-11, 2 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Association Memberships

    Wallace, C. D.

    Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Wel-Being Research. Michalos, A. C. (ed.). Springer, 3 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • CURIOS: Connecting and Empowering Community Heritage through Linked Data

    Beel, D. E., Webster, G., Mellish, C. S., Wallace, C. D.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Citizenship, Europe and ethnic-boundary making among Russian minorities in Latvia and Lithuania

    Patsiurko, N., Wallace, C.

    Migration Letters, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 187-205

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Changing Patterns of Civil Society in Europe and America 1995-2005: Is Eastern Europe Different? (vol 26, pg 3, 2012): Corrigendum

    Wallace, C., Pichler, F., Haerpfer, C.

    East European Politics and Societies, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 757-757

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Comparing health status in Belarus between 2001-2010: a novel method using surveys with different response categories

    Vasianovich, A., Scott, N. W., Smith, W. C. S., Wallace, C. D., Shebeko, L. L.

    European Journal of Public Health, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 840-845

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Comparing health status in Belarus between 2001 and 2010: a novel method using survey with different response categories

    Vasianovich, A., Scott, N. W., Cairns Smith, W., Wallace, C. D.

    European Journal of Public Health, vol. 23, no. 5

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Health problems and the transition from Communism in the former Soviet Union: towards an explanation

    Haerpfer, C., Wallace, C., Abbott, P. A.

    Perspectives on European Politics and Society, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 460-479

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services. Third European Quality of Life Survey

    Wallace, C. D., Gstrein, M., Mateeva, L., Rodiga-Lassnig, P.

    Commissioned by EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS. Luxembourg: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. 109 pages

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • Social Quality, the Quality of Life and Parents with Young Children in Europe

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C. D.

    Family Wellbeing. Mínguez, A. M. (ed.). Springer, pp. 27-51, 25 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Can information and communications technology enhance social quality?

    Wallace, C.

    International Journal of Social Quality, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 98-117

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Happines in a Post-Conflict Society: Rwanda

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C. D.

    Happiness Across Cultures. Selin, H., Davey, G. (eds.). Springer, pp. 361-376, 16 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Satisfaction and Societal Quality in Kazakhstan

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C. D.

    Happiness Across Cultures. Selin, H., Davey, G. (eds.). Springer, pp. 107-120, 14 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Creating Sustainable Digital Community Heritage Resources using Linked Data

    Tait, E. J., Wallace, C. D., Mellish, C. S., MacLeod, M., Hunter, C. J.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Quality of life in Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey

    Wallace, C. D., Schuh, U., Mateeva, L., Gstrein, M., Rodiga-Laßring, P., Michael, A., Klinglmair, R.

    ef1136: Eurofound. 123 pages

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • Surviving the Transformation: Social Quality in Central Asia and the Caucuses

    Abbott, P., Wallace, C., Sapsford, R.

    Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 199-223

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Can Digital Technologies Increase Engagement with Community History?

    Mellish, C. S., Wallace, C. D., Tait, E. J., MacLeod, M., Hunter, C. J.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Local Electronic Repositories: who are the Users and what is the Impact

    Tait, E. J., Wallace, C. D., Mellish, C. S., Hunter, C. J.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Survivors of the Transformation in the Causes and Central Asia

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C. D., Sapsford, R.

    Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 12, pp. 199-223

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Concepts of citizenship, social and system integration among young people in post-Soviet Moldova

    Abbott, P., Wallace, C., Mascauteanu, M., Sapsford, R.

    Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 581-596

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Politique familiale et égalité des sexes: politiques socials et familiales en Grand-Bretagne (Family policy and gender equality: social and family policies in Great Britain)

    Abbott, P., Wallace, C.

    Informations Sociales, vol. 159, pp. 46-56

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Second European Quality of Life Survey: subjective well-being in Europe

    Watson, D., Pichler, F. F., Wallace, C. D.

    Dublin, Ireland: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. 98 pages

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • Explaining Economic and Social Transitions in Post-Soviet Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: The social Quality Approach

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C. D.

    European Societies, vol. 12, pp. 653-74

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Living Conditions, Lifestyles and Health

    Wallace, C. D., Haerpfer, C. W. (ed.)

    Routledge

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • Young People's Strategies for Survival in post-Soviet Moldova

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C. D., Sapsford, R.

    Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 13, pp. 581-

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Second European Quality of Life Survey: Quality of Life in Europe 2003-2007

    Rose, R., Munro, N., Wallace, C.

    Dublin, Ireland: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. 75 pages

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • Patterns of work flexibility in typical jobs in Eastern and Western Europe

    Wallace, C., Sik, E.

    Three Roads to Comparative Research. Tos, N., Muller, K., Fábián, Z., Krejcí, J., Zielinski, M. (eds.). Edition Echoraum, pp. 33-54, 22 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Recent Migration from the new European Borderlands

    Wallace, C., Vincent, K.

    Migration and Mobility in Europe. Fassmann, H., Haller, M., Lane, D. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 144-160, 17 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • What are the reasons for differences in job satisfaction across Europe?: Individual, compositional and institutional explanations

    Pichler, F., Wallace, C.

    European Sociological Review, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 535-549

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Social Capital and Social Class in Europe: The Role of Social Networks in Social Stratification

    Pichler, F., Wallace, C.

    European Sociological Review, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 319-332

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Patterns of participation in the formal and informal economies in the Commonwealth of Independent States

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C.

    International Journal of Sociology, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 12-38

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Introduction: European Identities

    Wallace, C., Stromsnes, K.

    Perspectives on European Politics and Society, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 378-380

    Contributions to Journals: Editorials

  • Patterns of Formal and Informal Social Capital in Europe

    Pichler, F., Wallace, C. D.

    European Sociological Review, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 423-435

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Talking about Health and Well-Being in Post Soviet Ukraine and Russia

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C. D.

    Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 181-202

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • From Quality of Life to Social Quality: Relevance for work and care in Europe

    Wallace, C. D., Abbott, P. A.

    Calitatea Vietii Revista de Politici Sociale, vol. 18, no. 1-2, pp. 109-123

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Patterns of Social Capital in Europe (Patterns of Social Capital in Europe)

    Wallace, C. D., Pichler, F.

    Sozialkapital. Gehmacher, E., Kroismayr, S., Neumueller, J., Schuster, M. (eds.). Mandelbaum Verlag, pp. 80-92

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Family Forms and the Young Generation in the New Europe: Future Trends

    Wallace, C. D.

    The New Generation of Europeans. Lutz, W., Richter, R., Wilson, C. (eds.). Earthscan

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Economic transformation outside the law: corruption, trust in public institutions and the informal economy in transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe

    Wallace, C. D., Latcheva, R.

    Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 81-102

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Chernobyl: Living with risk and uncertainty

    Abbott, P., Wallace, C., Beck, M.

    Health, Risk & Society, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 105-121

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Health world views of post-soviet citizens

    Abbott, P., Wallace, C. D., Tumanov, S.

    Social Science & Medicine, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 228-238

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Household employment patterns in an enlarged European Union

    Wallace, C. D., Haas, B., Hartel, M., Steiber, N.

    Work, Employment & Society, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 751-771

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Social Capital and Economic Performance in Post-Communist Societies

    Haerpfer, C. W., Wallace, C. D., Raiser, M.

    Networks, Trust and Social Capital. Koniordos, S. (ed.). Ashgate, pp. 243-278

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives (3rd ed.)

    Abbott, P. A., Wallace, C. D., Tyler, M.

    Routledge, London

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Migration, Family and Welfare in East-Central Europe

    Wallace, C. D.

    Migration and the Family in the European Union. Pflegerl, J., Trnka, S. (eds.). Austrian Institute for Family Studies, pp. 195-208

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • International labour mobility and uneven regional development in Europe: human capital, knowledge and entrepreneurship

    Williams, A., Balaz, V., Wallace, C. D.

    European Urban and Regional Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 27-46

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • "If you have a grandpa, send him to Europe": Attitudes of young Austrians towards the EU elections

    Spannring, R., Wallace, C. D., Datler, G.

    Sociolo´gia, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 253-272

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Jovenes Cuidadanos: La integracion politica y social de la juventud en Europa oriental y occidental (Young people in cities: Political and social integration of young people in Eastern and Western Europe)

    Wallace, C. D.

    Aprendiendo a ser ciudadanos. Benedicto, J., Moran, M. L. (eds.). Instituto de la Juventud

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Young people in Post-Communist countries: Vanguard of Change or Lost Generation?

    Wallace, C. D.

    From Pacesetters to Dropouts. Horowitz, T., Kotik-Friedgut, B., Hoffmann, S. (eds.). University Press of America

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Households, Work and Flexibility: contribution to "Social Exclusion, Activation and Welfare"

    Wallace, C. D.

    Social Exclusion, Activation and Welfare

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Perspektiven der Jugendforschung im neuen

    Wallace, C. D.

    Diskurs, vol. 1, pp. 22-33

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Social Networks and Social Capital

    Wallace, C. D.

    Social Networks in Movement. Torsello, D., Pappova, M. (eds.). Forum Minority Research Institute, pp. 15-26

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Work Flexibility in 8 European Countries: A Cross-National Comparison

    Wallace, C. D.

    Czech Sociological Review, vol. 39, pp. 773-794

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Youth and Politics

    Wallace, C. D.

    Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 6

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Patterns of participation in the informal economy in East-Central Europe, 1991-1998

    Wallace, C. D., Haerpfer, C. W.

    The Social Impact of Informal Economics in Eastern Europe. Neef, R., Stanculescu, M. (eds.). Ashgate

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Opening and closing borders: migration and mobility in East-Central Europe

    Wallace, C. D.

    Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 603-625

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Household Strategies: their conceptual relevance and analytical scope in social research

    Wallace, C.

    Sociology, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 275-292

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Migration: Plenary Report on Employment and Societal Change: European Commission and Joint Research Centre Institute for Prospective Technologies Enlargement Futures Series 07

    Wallace, C. D., Brandma, A., Ertel, S., Farrer, P.

    European Communities, vol. 7

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Muster der Beteiligung an der Schattenwirtschaft in Mittel und Osteuropa,: 1991-1998

    Wallace, C. D., Haerpfer, C. W.

    Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, vol. 27, pp. 28-55

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Opening and Closing Borders: Migration in East-Central Europe

    Wallace, C. D.

    Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, vol. 28, pp. 603-625

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Social Capital in Transition:: A first look at the evidence

    Wallace, C. D.

    Czech Sociological Review, vol. 38, pp. 693-720

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Social capital and economic development in Central and Eastern Europe

    Wallace, C. D., Haerpfer, C. W.

    Sprungbrett Region?. Fischer, J., Gensior, S. (eds.). Edition Sigma

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Young people as political and social actors in different regions of Europe

    Wallace, C. D., Haerpfer, C. W., Spannring, R.

    Flying over or Falling through the Cracks?. Tivadar, B., Mvar, P. (eds.). Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia and Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth, Ljubljana

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Youth, Citizenship and Empowerment

    Helve, H., Wallace, C. D.

    Ashgate, Aldershot, United Kingdom. 356 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Patterns of Migration in Central Europe

    Wallace, C. D., Stola, D.

    Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom. 323 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Comments on the proposal for the formulation of Hungary's migration policy

    Wallace, C. D.

    Diasporas and Politics. Nyiri, P., Toth, J., Fullerton, M. (eds.). Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Households, Work and Flexibility

    Wallace, C. D., Linda Hantrais, L.

    Researching Family and Welfare

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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