Israa is a doctoral student at the Department of Social Work. As a sociologist with a master's degree in social work, Israa has worked mainly in the social services with issues of unemployment and poverty. The current research that Israa is working on is about how social work has been affected due to changes such as increased digitalization and a pandemic. The focus is addressed on changes at four levels: organizational, professional, relational work with the client, and post-covid.

The research interest is mainly focused on issues of organization and profession, migration, children, and youth.