I got my BA in Psychology from Bogazici University, Istanbul. Following a year in Cardiff, Whitchurch hospital as a community service volunteer, I did my MSc in Health Psychology under the supervision of Profs. John Weinman and Charles Abraham. I then moved to Istanbul to work in the newly established Psychology Department in Istanbul Bilgi University. Working there and teaching tutorials under the guidance of Dr. Hale Bolak Boratav and Prof. Diane Sunar was a tremendous experience. Following a two-year stint in Istanbul, I went to Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey (USA) to do my PhD in Social/Health Psychology under the supervision of Prof. Howard Leventhal. After finishing my degree, I got a research fellowship at the University of St Andrews and then a lectureship. You can find more details in my CV.
Currently, I am the Deputy head of Population and Behavioural Sciences Division in our School.