Haim Yacobi is an architect who specialises in critical urban studies and urban health. His familiarity with the DPU goes back to 1997, when he has graduated the Msc in Housing in Development with an overall distinction and with the support of the British Council Chevening Award.
Between 2006–2007 Yacobi was a Fulbright Post-doctorate fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and then joined the Department of Politics and Government at BGU. For the years 2010–2012 he received a Marie Curie Grant which has enabled him to work at Cambridge University, where he leaded a research project that dealt with contested cities.
He is currently a Professor of Development Planning at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL where he is leading the new MSc programme Health in Urban Development.