Aytakin Huseynli

Aytakin Huseynli’s applied research focuses on social policies to improve wellbeing of disadvantaged populations, families and children. Her research includes studying social welfare in oil-and-gas-rich countries and the effect of research curse on vulnerable populations. She also studies social policy and social work in Eurasia specifically in former Soviet Union countries (fSU).

Huseynli is pioneering the innovative social welfare policies in oil-gas-mineral rich countries and spreading asset-building policies funded by extractive natural resource revenues. She collaborates with senior policy makers and government officials to design and implement social policies. 

Huseynli is a founder of the national association of social workers in Azerbaijan including social work profession and education. She was instrumental in establishing social policies and services for disadvantaged children and families in fSU nations. 

She published in Child Abuse and Neglect, the British Journal of Social Work, Child Indicators Research, and Children and Youth Services Review.  She serves on the Editorial Board of the journal International Social Work and International Journal of School Social Work. She is actively involved in global social development through UNICE, the International Federation of Social Workers, the International Council on Social Welfare, the International Consortium on Social Development, and Social Services in the Context of Conflict Network.

Aytakin Huseynli

Areas of Focus:

  • Social policy and applied research
  • Social welfare in oil-gas-mineral-rich countries
  • Resource curse and disadvantaged populations
  • Asset-building and financial capability
  • Family and child well-being