Tarek Bellaj holds a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from the University of Tunis after a Fulbright Scholarship at Pennsylvania State University and a training scholarship in the Neuropsychology Department at Liège University, Belgium. He taught Neuropsychology at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Tunis for 16 years. He was a Visiting Professor at Angers University in France for 8 years. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in Social neuroscience at Qatar University. His research interests are in cultural neuropsychology, and clinical neuropsychology. His work incorporates multiple facets of these topics as applied to memory, executive functions, social cognition, and emotional behavioral disorders in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders in Arabic communities and cultures. He was the President of the Tunisian Society of Psychiatry from 2006 to 2014.