MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Tamara Al-Yakoub

An Assistant Professor at Public Administration Dep. Obtained PhD in Public Policy in 2018 from Keele University-UK; my thesis focused on key issues and challenges facing the public policy formulations in Jordan. I have previous experience working with international aid agencies, and she worked for the public sector in Jordan as a Senior Specialist. my experience focused on Public Policy, Public Sector Development and Excellence, HRM and Project Management. I’m a consultant and certified trainer in the previously mentioned fields and to women empowerment and leadership issues.
Between 2019-2021; I worked as a senior researcher in international project related to Syrian refugees in Jordan “TRAFIG: Transnational Figurations of Displacement”, the project funded by the EU-Horizon 2020. Recently, I’m working with colleague on a funded project to empower fresh graduates and equip them with essential business skills.

Doctorate, Keele University - UK
Current or most recent Employer

Assistant Professor at Public Administration Dep.

Yarmouk University
Time in Post - 4

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Jordan, Oman, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates,

Disciplinary or professional background

Civil service, Development Studies, Humanities, Government, Social/Public Policy, women studies , Refugees studies

Contact Info

Assistant Professor - Department of Public Administration

Faculty of Economic and Administration Science

Yarmouk University

Irbid - Jordan
Social Media (Twitter)

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Governance (National)

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization)

Public Policy

Gender equality

Social protection

Labour and employment policies


Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Work relates to groups

Women ( 4 years )

Refugees ( 4 years )

displaced ( 4 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy


Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Gender equality

Health policy (Including health insurance)

Social protection

Labour and employment polices


Public finance

Humanitarianism & emergency relief


Academic publications