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Dr. Yohai Hakak joined Brunel in September 2014 as a lecturer in social work. His practice experience as a social worker is in mental health where he worked with long term service users. Yohai’s research interests are in the sociology of risk-perception, youth, religion, parenting, gender and mental health and the connection of these areas with social work. Yohai's last manuscript titled Haredi Masculinities between the Yeshiva, the Army, Work and Politics: The Sage, the Warrior and the Entrepreneur, was an ethnographic study Jewish Haredi (Ultra Orthodox) young men in Israel. It was published by Brill in 2016. The outcomes of Yohai’s academic worked included also several award winning documentary films.

Yohai is interested in supervising students in the following areas and in relation to social work:

  • - Religious minorities
  • - Masculine identities
  • - Mental health
  • - Risk and its perception
  • - Mixed couples

Newest selected publications

Hussain, M., Stores, R., Hakak, Y. and Dewey, A. (2020) 'Traditional Gender Roles and Effects of Dementia Caregiving within a South Asian Ethnic Group in England'. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. pp. 1 - 7. ISSN: 1420-8008

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Navratilova, P. and Hakak, Y. (Accepted) 'Intercultural parenting and relationships: challenges and rewards'. Social Work Education. pp. 1 - 2. ISSN: 0261-5479

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Hossain, M., Dewey, A., Crossland, J., Stores, R. and Hakak, Y. (2018) 'Awareness and understanding of dementia in South Asians: A synthesis of qualitative evidence'. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice. pp. 147130121880064 - 147130121880064. ISSN: 1471-3012 Open Access Link

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Hakak, Y. and Holmes, K. (2017) 'Life at the other end: participatory film-making, power and the ‘common third’'. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 36 (2). pp. 217 - 222. ISSN: 1470-1227 Open Access Link

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Hakak, Y. (2017) 'Rocks in my Pockets'. Social Work Education, 36 (5). pp. 1 - 1. ISSN: 0261-5479 Open Access Link

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