Idit Weiss-Gal




Post-Doctoral, Social Work, Hebrew University; Ph.D, Social Work, Tel Aviv University, 1999

Idit Weiss-Gal /
Welfare Policy Program Fellow

Dr. Weiss-Gal is the head of the B.A. degree program at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University.  She holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from Tel Aviv University (1999).  In 2000, she completed her post-doctoral studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and in 2002 she was a guest researcher at Plymouth University in Great Britain. Her research focuses on social work policy practices in Israel and the world, and critical approaches in social work.  In 2011, she appeared at several international universities, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Washington University in St. Louis, lecturing on her empirical research in employment policy.  In 2008 and 2010, she was awarded the Israeli Science Foundation prize and the Rector’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Tel Aviv University.  Dr. Weiss-Gal has published numerous articles, among them:  “Is Social Work in Israel Aware of Poverty? Discourse Analysis of Social Workers’ Job Descriptions” (in Society and Welfare, 2011), and “Social Policy Formulation and the Role of Professionals: The Involvement of Social Workers in Parliamentary Committees in Israel” (Health and Social Care in the Community, 2011).