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F.M.D. (Frank) Vanclay, Prof Dr

Professor of Cultural Geography


Keywords to describe research:
social impact assessment; social impact management; project induced displacement & resettlement; social licence to operate; social sustainability; extractive industries & society; business & human rights; human rights impact assessment; Indigenous rights; Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC); benefit sharing; community engagement; public participation; avoiding the resource curse; shared value; corporate social responsibility; university social responsibility; sense of place; place attachment; endogenous regional development; rural communities; social aspects of climate change; applied social research; rural sociology; environmental sociology; natural resource sociology; sociology of agriculture & food; human geography; cultural geography.

Other matters to note:

Prof Vanclay was awarded the 2014 Individual Award from the International Association for Impact Assessment for his sustained contribution to the theory and practice of social impact assessment.
Prof Vanclay has been a visiting professor with: the University of Eastern Finland, 2012; the University of Sao Paulo (San Carlos campus), Brazil,  2012; the University of Southern Queensland, 2016; National Taiwan University, 2017; and the North West A&F University, China, 2017. 

Prof Vanclay was President of the International Rural Sociology Association from 2000 to 2004. He also has a long affiliation with the International Association for Impact Assessment including past member of its Board of Directors, and various Committee Chair appointments. He was Program Chair for the Tenth World Congress of Rural Sociology (Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2000).

Other positions

Associate, Community Insights Group
Series Editor of the Edward Elgar book series, Research Handbooks in Impact Assessment.
Member of the Editorial Boards of: Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal; Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal of Responsible Innovation; Rural Society; Land
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