Dr. Artan received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work Department at Hacettepe University as the top scoring student in1992. In 1996 he received his master degree in the Institute of Forensic Sciences at Istanbul University with his dissertation titled “Domestic Elder Abuse”. He was enroled to MBA (%100English) program at Istanbul University in 1998-1999 Academic year. He received his doctorate degree the dissertation titled “Social Services in the new local administration structuring: Example of Istanbul” from Marmara University in 2011. Since 1992,he has worked as a social worker and assistant manager at Bahçelievler Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Centre; as a manager at after Bahçelievler Şeyh Zayed Orphanage; and assistant provincial directorate at Istanbul provincial directorate of family and social services. In 2015 he started to work as an Assistant Professor and co-head pf department in the Department of Social Work at Istanbul University. His main focuses are local administration, elderliness and elder abuse and neglect.