Dr. Basak Yanar is a research associate at the Institute for Work and Health.
Yanar has expertise in qualitative research and has coordinated Institute projects on disability management in the Ontario municipal sector, and experience and reporting of workplace violence in Ontario hospitals. With Dr. Peter Smith, Basak is currently leading a qualitative research project on the role of employers and settlement organizations in work integration of recent immigrants and refugees in Ontario and staying safe at work.
Trained as an organizational behaviour researcher, Yanar is interested in how organizations can achieve and sustain high levels of workplace safety and health performance, and promote the physical and psychological well-being of their employees. She is also interested in how the labour market affects newcomers' employment experiences and health.
Before joining the Institute, Yanar taught as a sessional faculty at the University Toronto and the University of Windsor. She holds a PhD in organizational behaviour from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.