Pamela Ann Abbott

Professor

  • AB25 2ZD

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  • 764 Citations
1987 …2019
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Biography

I am a professor in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the Centre for Global Development. I am also a member of the Centre for Civil Society and the Rule of Law and the New Europe Centre.

My main reseach interests are in gender, quality of life and social quality, and social, economic and political transfromations. I have carried out reseach in the UK, the European Union, the former Soviet Union, East Africa and the Middle East and North Africa. I am author (with Claire Wallace and Melissa Taylor) of the best selling text An Introduction to Sociology: Femminist Perspectives (3rd editon 2005). Routledge. My most recent book (with Andrea Teti and Francesco Cavatorta) The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Economic and Political Transfromations in the Arab World. Palgrave Macmillian,  was published in January 2018.  My work has been published in English, French, Swedish, Polish, Korean and Chinese. 

I am currently writting up for publication, with Andrea Teti,  the findings from the Arab Transformations Project funded under the EU's Framework Programme 7 (€2.49m, SSH-2012, grant number 320214, 2012-16). I am directing the Fostering a Social Practice Approach to Adult Literacies for Improving People’s Quality of Life in Western Rwanda project funded under the Scottish Government's Scotland Rwanda Programme  (£1.2m, 2017-22). With Lucia D'Ambruoso I am working on a project Fostering Support for Child And Family Wellbeing - Learning from International Experience, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  I am also  working on an ESRC funded project with Professor  Claire Wallace on Growing up and Growing Older in  Aberdeen and a University of Aberdeen funded project with Professor George Youngson The Social Impact of a Specialist Paediatric Surgical Service in Rwanda : A Qualitative Evaluation of the Effects on Child, Family and Community.

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Research Output 1987 2019

Beyond Elections: Perceptions of Democracy in Four Arab Countries

Teti, A., Abbott, P. & Cavatorta, F. 11 Jan 2019 In : Democratization. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arab countries
election
democracy
political right
Tunisia

#OURTIMENOW: Improving Women's Lives in Rwanda Through Education

Abbott, P. 5 Mar 2018 London : The Fawcett Society

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
Open Access
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small-scale farming
apiculture
Kenya
case studies
beekeepers

Activities 2016 2018

  • 6 Public Lecture/debate/seminar
  • 2 Conference
  • 2 Web based media
  • 1 Types for public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar

Fostering a Social Practice Approach to Adult Literacies for Improving People’s Quality of Life in Western Rwanda

Abbott, P. A. (Speaker), Mtika, P. (Speaker), Ackland, A. M. (Speaker)
12 Jan 2018

Activity: Types for public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar

Middle East Security: Pending & Pressing Problems Corruption, Development, and Cohesion

Teti, A. (Organiser), Abbott, P. A. (Organiser)
3 Nov 2017

Activity: Public Lecture/debate/seminar

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Press / Media

Al-Sisi poised for empty victory in Egypt as signs of unrest grow across the region

Pamela Ann Abbott & Andrea Teti

26/03/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Gender Pay Gap in Rwanda

Pamela Ann Abbott

15/02/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Post conflict reconstruction in Syria and Iraq

Pamela Ann Abbott

15/02/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Post conflict Reconstruction in Iraq

Ty Taplin & Pamela Ann Abbott

12/02/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research