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Dr Yohai Hakak

Dr Yohai Hakak
Senior Lecturer in Social Work


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

Hakak, Y., Bosah, S., Amponsah, K. and Cheung, K-L. (2021) 'Social Workers Migrating between England and Australia: Linking Social Hierarchies, Bureaucracy, Trust and Politeness'. The British Journal Of Social Work, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 0045-3102 Open Access Link

Journal article

Phillips, N. and Hakak, Y. (2021) 'Introducing social work'. Social Work Education, 40 (8). pp. 1 - 2. ISSN: 0261-5479

Journal article

Hakak, Y. and Francis, T. (2021) 'From communal duties to individual rights: The migration of Indian social workers to England'. The British Journal of Social Work, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 0045-3102 Open Access Link

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Hakak, Y., Alade, G., Amponsah, K., Anton, S., Bosah, S., Bozorgisarn, G., et al. (2021) 'The migration of social workers to and from the United Kingdom: a comparative perspective'. European Journal of Social Work, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 1369-1457 Open Access Link

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Hakak, Y. (2021) 'Book Review: Mothers accused and abused: Addressing complex psychological needs by Angela Foster'. Journal of Social Work, 21 (6). pp. 1 - 2. ISSN: 1468-0173 Open Access Link

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