Dr. Anis Ben Brik | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
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Dr. Anis Ben Brik

Anis Ben Brik (PhD)


Associate Professor
College of Public Policy

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Biography

Dr. Anis Ben Brik is an associate professor and founding director of the Program for Social Policy Evaluation and Research (PROSPER) at the College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

Before joining HBKU, Dr. Ben Brik served as director of the Family Policy Department at the Doha International Family Institute. He previously served as a senior policy advisor and consultant to many government ministries and organizations in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Dr. Ben Brik is the founding president of the MENA Evaluation Society and the Global Observatory for Family Research and Policies. He also serves as the MENA region Organizing Partner of the United Nations NGO Major Group. Additionally, he has published empirical research in a wide range of international peer-reviewed journals, including Children and Youth Services Review, Early Child Development and Care, Child Indicators Research, and Decision Sciences. His most recent publications include Families and Social Change in the Gulf Region (Routledge).

He is the lead principal investigator of the UN-sponsored international research project “The Impact of the Pandemic on Family Life Across Cultures”, a research study that has been conducted in 72 countries across Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, North America, and the MENA regions. 

He is a frequent speaker on family issues, child welfare, and social protection, and an advocate of family policy and child rights, and has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs.

 


Research Interests

  • Systems of Care for Children/Families
  • Comparative Welfare State Analysis
  • Child Welfare
  • Evaluation Research
  • Family Policy
  • Social Security

Experience

Director of Family Policy Department

Doha International Family Institute

  • Assistant Professor

    United Arab Emirates University

  • Senior Advisor

    Ministry of Presidential Affairs, United Arab Emirates

  • Founding President

    MENA region Evaluation Society

  • Founding President

    Global Observatory for Family Research and Policies

Education

Ph.D

University College London

  • MPA

    London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Higher Education Teaching Certificate

    Harvard University

Selected Publications

  • Ben Brik, A. (Ed.)

    The Palgrave Handbook of Social Protection and Social Welfare in the Global South. Palgrave: New York.

    2021
  • Ben Brik,. A (Ed)

    Evaluation Management in the Middle East and North Africa. Oxford University Press.

    2021
  • Ben Brik. A, Gilbert. N, 2021

    Preparation and Response to COVID19: An Exploratory Analysis of Policy Response Spending and Health Expenditures in 20 OECD Countries. Journal of social policy 48 (3).

    2021
  • Anis B. Brik and Leslie A. Pal (eds.)

    The Future of Policy Sciences, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar (forthcoming).

    2020
  • Ben Brik, A.(Ed.)

    The Palgrave Handbook of Social Protection and Social Welfare in the Global South. Palgrave: New York. (forthcoming).

    2020
  • Lansford, J. E., Ben Brik, A. B., & Badahdah, A. M. (Eds.)

    Families and Social Change in the Gulf Region. Routledge.

    2020
  • Ben Brik, A.

    Social Transformations in the Middle East. Routledge.

    2020
  • Gilbert. N, Ben Brik. A.

    Family-Sensitive Policy: Broadening the Conceptual Lens for Evaluating Social Protection. Society, 57(6).

    2020
  • Ben Brik, A. B., Lansford, J. E., & Badahdah, A. M.

    Policies and Programs to Promote the Well-being of Families in the Gulf Region. In Families and Social Change in the Gulf Region (pp. 184-204). Routledge.

    2020
  • Lansford, J. E., Badahdah, A. M., & Ben Brik, A. B.

    Families in the Gulf Region. In Families and Social Change in the Gulf Region (pp. 1-16). Routledge.

    2020
  • Williams, N. A., Ben Brik, A., Petkus, J. M., & Clark, H.

    Pediatric psychosocial care: Historical context and a theoretically informed practice model. Children and Youth Services Review, 107, 104504.

    2019
  • Lansford, J. E., Ben Brik, A. B., & Al Fara, H.

    A framework for child well-being in the Gulf countries. Child Indicators Research, 12(6), 1971-1987.

    2019
  • Williams, N. A., Ben Brik, A., Petkus, J. M., & Clark, H.

    Importance of play for young children facing illness and hospitalization: rationale, opportunities, and a case study illustration. Early Child Development and Care, 1-10.

    2019
  • Ben Brik, A., Lansford, J. E., & Al Fara, H.

    Policies and programs to promote child well-being in the Gulf countries. Early Child Development and Care, 1-14.

    2018