Chaya Koren, PhD, is Lecturer of social work and research fellow at the Center of the Study of Society at the University of Haifa.
Her research interests include late life couplehood, late-life repartnering, intergenerational relationships in the family (e.g. older parent-adult child relationship; grandparent-adult grandchild relationship), forgiveness, ageism, the role of social work with the older population.
She is the recipient of a research grant from the prestige Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) (2011-2014).
She is also interested in methodological issues in qualitative research such as dyadic and family units and the construction of typologies. She published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters.
Koren used to work as a social work practitioner with families and older members of society in various social welfare organizations.