Dr. Yohai Hakak, Lecturer in Social Work at the Division of Social Work, Brunel University London was recently appointed as an Expert Member to the Health Research Authority’s (HRA) Social Care Research Ethics Committee (SCREC). The Committee consists of about 15 members from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds as well as experts by experience. The committee reviews health and social care research proposals to check that research is conducted ethically and that research participants are provided with the information they need to help them decide whether they wish to take part, and are not harmed by doing so.
In response to the appointment, Dr. Hakak said that he is looking forward to working with members of the committee on ensuring social care research meets ethical demands and isn’t harming those participating in it. "I know I am going to learn many new things and I am looking forward to this opportunity."