Prof. Guy Shilo

School of Social Work
מנהלת בי"ס לעב סוציאלית סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Guy Shilo
Phone: 3108
Fax: 03-6043554
Office: School of Social Work, 225

Short Biography

Prof. Guy Shilo is a senior lecturer at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work. His research focuses on societal aspects related to the intersections of sex, gender, and sexuality. Specifically, Prof. Shilo studies the impacts of social stressors on the health (both mental and physical health) of sexual minorities, mainly LGBT youth and young adults and commercially sexually exploited youth. In addition, his research focuses on social aspects related to LGBT families, non-heteronormative families, and paying for sex.

Full CV and Publications.

Research interests

  • Gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation

  • Stress and trauma

  • Health, mental health and addictions

  • Family and parenthood

  • Children and youth at risk


  • Sex, gender and sexuality

  • Sexuality, sexual orientation and gender in social work

  • Research methods

  • Statistics

  • Reflective critical perspectives on social work practice

Social impact

Over the years, Prof. Shilo volunteers and assist Israeli LGBT community organizations in research, grant proposals and professional help in building intervention programs for LGBTs. He participates in the Israeli parliament committees related to LGBT youth, and supports the Ministry of Welfare in building ways to assist LGBTs.

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