Professor Claire Wallace

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

Chair in Sociology

Overview
Professor Claire Wallace
Professor Claire Wallace

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 273137
Fax
fax +44 (0) 1224 272552
Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen School of Social Science King's College Aberdeen AB24 3QY

Biography

After graduating with first a Bachelors and then a Doctoral degree from the University of Kent, I taught at Plymouth and then at Lancaster Universities. During the early 1990s I helped to set up the Sociology Department at the Central European University, Prague before moving to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, where I later became Head of Sociology.

I was formerly editor of the international journal "European Societies", official journal of the European Sociological Association.

I was elected President of the European Sociological Association, serving from September 2007 to October 2009. 

I was Director of Research for the College of Arts and Social Sciences between 2008 and 2011 and then became Vice Principal for Research and Knowledge Exchange for the University in 2011. I am responsible for Research Income and Commercialisation, Researcher Development  and Postgraduate Research Students.

Research

 

My current reseach interest is concerned with the social impact of the oil economy through a study of Aberdeen.

My research falls into two main areas at present: quality of life and digital economy.  I have had a long term interest in quality of life issues and have contributed to a number of the reports about quality of life in Europe produced by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions  (http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/). Prior to that I contributed to European debates about social capital and was Director of the European Observatory on social cohesion and trust,  2005-2006.  This has culminated in a book together with Pamela Abbott and Roger Sapsford "The Decent Society" (2016 Routledge) where we explore what produces social quality in different circumstances around the world. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Decent-Society-Planning-Routledge-Sociology/dp/1138909335

The dot.rural (http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/) Rural Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen was aimed at transforming rural areas in the UK using digital technology.  The project iwasfunded by the RCUK, a joint UK research council initiative in Digital Economy   (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/xrcprogrammes/Digital/Pages/home.aspx ).  I was responsible for the Enterprise and Culture research theme.  Projects undertaken within this theme are: CURIOS,  a project to help local history societies develop cultural heritage initiatives; ASSURE , developing intelligent networking for rural businesses and  SIRA ,a project to bring fast broadband access to rural areas.  These were multi-disciplinary projects bringing together sociologists, computer scientists,  engineers, geographers , historians and business studies experts working together with external agencies, including rural businesses, local historical and cultural associations, social enterprises, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.  I was also involved in an EPSRC networking grant “Communities and Culture Network+” (http://www.communitiesandculture.org/)   In this context I am bringing together my interest in digital economy and quality of life to look at what one contributes to the other.

I have worked on a range of previous grants, including co-ordination of European Framework Programme grants:  Workcare: Social quality and the changing relationship between work, care and welfare in Europe (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/socsci/research/new-europe-centre/work-care-projects/work-care-project-318.php) and Households Work and Flexibility.  I was a partner on the project ENRI-East , European National and Regional Identities  (https://www.abdn.ac.uk/socsci/research/new-europe-centre/enrieast-project-364.php ) and Workcare Synergies (http://workcaresynergies.eu/).   More information can be found on the website of the New Europe Centre, Aberdeen (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/socsci/research/new-europe-centre/).  I am currently involved with two projects to look at the health crisis in the former Soviet Union; Living Conditions, Lifestyles and Health and HITT (Health in Times of Transition) (http://www.hitt-cis.net/) .

Postgraduate Supervision

I supervise postgraduate students in the following fields: migration,  national minorities, work, care and welfare, quality of life and quality of society, the role of digital economy in rural areas.  I would welcome postgraduate students who would like to study digital culture and rural heritage or the role of digital economy in promoting economic and social sustainability. 

 

Research

Research Overview

Migration
Citizenship
Youth
Households and Work Relations

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

I am Co-ordinator of the MSc in "Comparative European Society"

I deliver a Fourth Year Option "European Societies"

Publications

Publications 

Currently viewing:
Filter by Publication Type

Page 1 of 2 Results 1 to 100 of 188

  • 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

  • The Decent Society. Planning for Social Quality

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

    Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 174 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: Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. 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: 4th Joint International Conference, JIST 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 9-11, 2014. Revised Selected Papers. 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: Findings from the European Social Survey. 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 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

  • 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

  • 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: European Perspectives. 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: Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western 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: Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures. Selin, H., Davey, G. (eds.). Springer, pp. 107-120, 14 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Wallace, C., Sik, E.

    Three Roads to Comparative Research: Analytical, Visual, Morphological. 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: Trends, Patterns and Control. Fassmann, H., Haller, M., Lane, D. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 144-160, 17 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Introduction: European Identities

    Wallace, C., Stromsnes, K.

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

    Contributions to Journals: Editorials

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Wallace, C. D.

    The New Generation of Europeans: Demography and Families in an Enlarged European Union. Lutz, W., Richter, R., Wilson, C. (eds.). Earthscan

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • 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

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

    Wallace, C. D., Pichler, F.

    Sozialkapital: Neue Zugange zu gesellschaftlichen Kraften. Gehmacher, E., Kroismayr, S., Neumueller, J., Schuster, M. (eds.). Mandelbaum Verlag, pp. 80-92

    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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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: Experiences sociales y construccion de la ciudadanía entre los jóvenes. Benedicto, J., Moran, M. L. (eds.). Instituto de la Juventud

    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: Time, interaction and interethnic spaces in Central Eastern Europe. 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

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

    Wallace, C. D.

    From Pacesetters to Dropouts: Post-Soviet Youth in Comparative Perspective. Horowitz, T., Kotik-Friedgut, B., Hoffmann, S. (eds.). University Press of America

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Youth and Politics

    Wallace, C. D.

    Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 6

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?: Strukturen und Voraussetzungen vernetzter Geschäftsbeziehungen. 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?: Young people in the risk society. 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

  • 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

  • Migration Potential in Slovakia

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

    Sociolo´gia, vol. 33, pp. 549-568

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • New Citizens of Europe?: Migration potential in Slovakia

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

    Mladez, praca, buducnost' Europy. Machacek, L. (ed.). Slovak Academy of Sciences

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Patterns of Migration in Central Europe

    Wallace, C. D., Stola, D.

    Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom. 323 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Youth cultures under authoritarian regimes: the case of Swing under the Nazis

    Wallace, C. D.

    Youth & Society, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 275-302

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

Show 10 | 25 | 50 | 100 results per page