She earned her PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong in Social Work and Social Administration. She has been a Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong, working on the promotion of social inclusion of ethnic minority youth.
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. She is interested in hiking, exploring new cultures and meeting new people with diverse backgrounds.
Arat, G., & Kerelian, N. (2019). The promotion of socially inclusive East Asian society: The Hong Kong case. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. doi: 10.1007/s41134-019-00107-y
Arat, G., & Kerelian, N. (2019). Reshaping the social work education system towards cultural competency: The Hong Kong case. International Social Work, 62(1), 316-329. doi: 10.1177/0123456789123456
Arat, G., & Wong, P. W. C. (2019). Commentary on: How schools enhance the development of young people’s resilience, Ungar, Connelly, Liebenberg, and Theron, 2017. Social Indicators Research, 143(1), 319-324. doi: 10.1007/s11205-018-1971-7
Arat, G., & Wong, P. W. C. (2018). Integrating resilience and positive youth development for the promotion of positive health behaviours among ethnic minorities: A conceptual framework. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 28(4), 250-263. doi:10.1080/02185385.2018.1502679
Arat, G., Hoang, A. P., Jordan, L. P., & Wong, P. W. (2016). A systematic review of studies on ethnic minority youth development in Hong Kong: An application of the ecological framework. China Journal of Social Work, 9(3), 218-237. 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