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Tarık Tuncay was born in 1977 in Elazığ. He completed his primary and secondary education in Turkey and the Netherlands. He graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Social Work in 2000. He joined the faculty in the same year. He completed his masters and PhD education at the Department of Social Work. After PhD education, he worked as researcher and/or trainer in universities and research centers in Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. In 2012, he received his associate professor degree, and full professor degree in 2018.  He is currently working as a faculty member at Hacettepe University Department of Social Work. He completed more than fifty book chapters, more than a hundred papers, review articles, and research studies. He worked as an academic advisor of more than twenty masters and doctorate level dissertations. He is a reviewer of many international scientific journals.

His academic consultancy and research topics include child-family policies, social welfare services management, social policies for vulnerable populations and disaster management on the macro scale. On the micro scale, he works on family counseling, psychosocial support, empowerment, development of educational programs (for disadvantaged groups) and health care social work.

Tuncay works in various social policy and social work R&D projects supported by national (ministries, universities, research centers) and international (EU and UN agencies) official organizations in different roles such as executive, national expert and consultant. He develops and conducts in-service training programs for the employees of public institutions.

He teaches postgraduate courses on quantitative, qualitative and mixed method research and advanced data analysis. His research integrates theoretical principles and multiple methodologies across social work, psychology, and social policy.

Child-family policies, social welfare services management, vulnerable populations, social policies, disaster management,
Family counseling, psychosocial support programs, medical social work, quantitative and qualitative research methods



Hacettepe University School of Social Work (1996-2000)


Hacettepe University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Social Work (2000-2003)


Hacettepe University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Social Work (2003-2009)


Council of Higher Ed. & Hacettepe Unv (2012 - 2018)


Hacettepe Unv (2018)

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