Gizem Arat Researcher Profile

Gizem Arat Miss Gizem Arat is a final year Ph.D. student at the University of Hong Kong in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. Prior to her Ph.D. journey, she obtained her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh, in the School of Social Work. After her MSW degree, she was passionate to expand her knowledge of Eastern settings to gain a dual perspective (East and West) on social work. Her current research areas include the promotion of social justice and social harmony, positive youth development, and resilience in ethnic minority youth in Asian and global contexts.

Miss Arat is interested in hiking, exploring new cultures and meeting new people with diverse backgrounds.

Recent Publications:


Arat, G., Hoang, A. P., Jordan, L. P., & Wong, P. W. C. (in press). A systematic review of studies on ethnic minority youth development in Hong Kong: An application of the ecological framework. [Social work and the ethnic minorities in China]. China Journal of Social Work, 9(3), 1-20. doi: 10.1080/17525098.2017.1254716

Arat, G., Liu, L. L., & Wong, P. W. C. (2016). Culturally relevant protective and risk factors of youth risk behaviors among Pakistani and Indian students in Hong Kong: A focus group study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1043659616668397 (IF= 1.111)

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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