• 972 Citations
1987 …2020

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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

Burundi elections: what’s at stake and what to expect

Stubbs, T. & Abbott, P., 30 Apr 2020, In : The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Democratisation against Democracy: How EU Foreign Policy Fails the Middle East

    Teti, A., Abbott, P. A., Talbot, V. & Maggiolini, P., 1 Apr 2020, Palgrave Macmillan. (The European Union in International Affairs)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Planned Reconstruction for Social Quality

    Abbott, P. & Sapsford, R., 17 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) Handbook of Quality of Life and Sustainability: Socio-spatial and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Martinez, J. & Phillips, R. (eds.). Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • The tide that failed to rise: Young people’s politics and social values in and after the Arab uprisings

    Abbott, P., Teti, A. & Sapsford, R., 2020, In : Mediterranean Politics. 25, 1, p. 1-25 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 7 Public Lecture/debate/seminar
    • 2 Attending/organising a Conference
    • 2 Web based media
    • 1 Undertaking CPD Activity

    Why Rebuilding Efforts in Iraq and Syria Could be Domed to Fail

    Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker)

    14 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeWeb based media

    Security Sinkholes: Authoritarian Resilience & Structural Weakness in Six Arab Countries

    Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker)

    25 May 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Lecture/debate/seminar

    OurTimeNow: Improving Women’s Lives in Rwanda through Education

    Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker)

    5 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeWeb based media

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

    Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker), , Peter Mtika (Speaker), & Aileen May Ackland (Speaker)

    12 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Lecture/debate/seminar

    Shaping health, Exchanging on social power in health

    Lucia D'Ambruoso (Speaker), , Flora Douglas (Speaker), & Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker)

    19 Oct 201722 Oct 2017

    Activity: Industry Engagement, Consultancy, Spin-Outs, CPD and LicensingUndertaking CPD Activity

    Press / Media

    Burundi elections: what’s at stake and what to expect

    Pamela Abbott & Thomas Stubbs

    30/04/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    Ben Ali: the Tunisian autocrat who laid the foundations for his demise

    Pamela Ann Abbott

    7/10/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    Tunisians head for the polls amid dimming faith in democracy

    Pamela Ann Abbott, A. Teti & Roger Sapsford

    3/09/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    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'