Associate Professor Salih Yucel completed his Bachelor of Islamic Theology – a five-year program and equivalent to undergraduate and Masters Degree – at the University of Ankara in 1982. He undertook various ecclesiastical roles for ten years for the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Turkey. Subsequent to attaining his Australian permanent-resident status, he completed Master of Theology at the University of Sydney in 1996. He continued his postgraduate studies in United States and completed his doctorate at Boston University in 2007. His doctoral research was on "The Effect of Prayer on Muslim Patients Well-being"
Salih also worked as a Muslim Chaplain at Harvard Medical School's hospitals for seven years. After ten years in the United States, he returned to Australia in 2007. A/Prof. Yucel worked as lecturer and senior lecturer at Centre for Religious Studies at Monash University between 2008-2014. Currently he teaches at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation at Charles Sturt University in Sydney.
He is author of three books, co-author of one book and number of articles and book chapters.
2013 - Twenty Years in Community Service Award, Galaxy Foundation, NSW
2011 - Dean's Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Monash University, Melbourne
2010 - Dean's Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Monash University, Melbourne
2009 - Dean's Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Monash University, Melbourne
"Minare Yasagi ve Neo Con Oryantalizm," (Banning Minaret and Neo Conservative Orientalism), Star Gazetesi (Turkish daily newspaper), 21 December, 2009.