Mohammed Baobaid, PhD, earned his doctoral degree from the institute of Psychology at the University of Erlangen Nurnberg in Germany. He is the founder of the Muslim Family Safety Project that addresses Domestic Violence in the Muslim community of London Ontario Canada. Dr. Baobaid is currently the executive Director of the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration in Canada and working on some innovative projects.
Through the support of the Ontario government in Canada Baobaid has initiated a new project called Safe Integration Project (SIP). The Safe Integration Project (SIP) aims to prevent family violence within families coming from conflict zones that have experienced pre-migration trauma.
Baobaid has also initiated an integrative service delivery protocol with the Children’s Aid Society of London Ontario in Canada. This integrative service delivery model aims to provide Muslim families with culturally appropriate child protection services that would ensure the safety of children while maintaining their Cultural and Faith connections with their communities of origin.
He is also a research associate at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children at the Western University. His research areas include cross-cultural perspectives on preventing domestic violence in Immigrant Communities; In addition, he has trained mainstream service providers about working with families coming from collectivist societies who have expressed violence in their families. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, he was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. Dr. Baobaid was the second recipient of Every Day Hero Award of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at the Western University, London, Ontario Canada. He was also the 2011 John Robinson Award recipient and one of the recipients of the 2012 Attorney General's Victim Services Awards of Distinction.
Prior to coming to Canada, Dr. Baobaid was the head of the department of psychology at the University of Sana’a, Yemen and was well known in his research on domestic violence and children and women in conflict with the law.
Visit the website of the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration website for more information.