Dr. Ravit Alfandari is a qualified social worker with solid experience in direct service delivery, programmes development and conducting research related to vulnerable children and families. She conducted her PhD studies at the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and held post-doctoral position at the University of Haifa. Her empirical investigation focuses on the fundamentals of social work practice, decision-making and risk assessment. A core principle of her scholarly work is to develop actions, as much as, knowledge and to facilitate effective social programming and policymaking. She lectured at LSE and Ulster University in Northern Ireland. Today, she lectures at Ariel University and a research fellow at the Centre for Research and Study of the Family at the University of Haifa.
Mrs. Gitit Broid is a Ph.D student at Ben-Gurion University. Her research deals with immigration, multiculturalism and specifically, parental experience during cultural transition, and the changes in values, believes and practices of parents from the Bukharan community.
Gitit Broid is a social worker and a psychotherapist, who works in a mental haelth clinic, and in a private clinic, a group psychotherapist and a supervisor. Previously she worked with adolescents, Holocaust survivors, 'second generation', and bereaved parents. She is an active partner in the 'DEMO' project, which deals with developing modernized curricula of immigrants and multicultural studies, in academic institutions in Israel, in collaboration with academic institutions in Europe.
She was a lecturer at the department of Social Work at Ben Gurion University and Beit Berl College.