Prof Frank Vanclay is Professor of Cultural Geography in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His interests are in social impact assessment, and the social aspects of environmental management and agriculture.
With a Bachelors degree in environmental studies and a Masters in social research methods from Australian universities, he received his PhD in agricultural and environmental sociology from Wageningen University in The Netherlands.
Frank is a former President of the International Rural Sociology Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Impact Assessment. He facilitated the process that led to the International Principles for Social Impact Assessment and has written numerous publications on SIA, including co-editing The International Handbook of Social Impact Assessment (Edward Elgar, 2003).