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Frank Vanclay

  • PhD
  • professor of cultural geography
  • University of Groningen
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Research interests

corporate social responsibilityrural communitiesextractive industries & societysocial licence to operateproject induced displacement and resettlementbusiness and human rightssocial impact assessment


Currently, Professor and head of department of cultural geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Originally based in Australia. Have had a diverse career as an applied academic, but is primarily interested in: social impact assessment; the management of the social impacts of projects; project induced displacement and resettlement; social licence to operate; social sustainability; extractive industries & society; social impacts of Arctic development; rural communities; community engagement; public participation; corporate social responsibility; shared value; human rights impact assessment; business & human rights; Indigenous rights; free, prior and informed consent; sense of place; place attachment; social aspects of natural resource management; social aspects of climate change.

Co-authors (102)

Publications (5)

  • Divergent stakeholder views of corporate social responsibility in the Australian forest plantation sector

    • Gordon M
    • Lockwood M
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  • Agricultural extension: Building capacity and resilience in rural industries and communities

    • Hunt W
    • Vanclay F
    • Birch C
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  • Erratum: '"Committing to place" at the local scale: The potential of youth education programs for promoting community participation in regional natural resource management' (Australian Geographer (2005) vol. 36 (351-367))

    • Lane R
    • Lucas D
    • Vanclay F
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  • Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders

    • Pannell D
    • Marshall G
    • Barr N
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  • A community screening test for high alcohol consumption using biochemical and haematological measures

    • Vanclay F
    • Raphael B
    • Dunne M
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Professional experience

professor of cultural geography

University of Groningen

July 2012 - Present

Education history

School of Australian Environmental Studies

Griffith University

January 1978 - January 1982(4 years)