I am Burcin Baskurt. I am from Istanbul, currently living in London, UK.
I received my BA degree in Sociology from Bogazici University, MA degree in Comparative Studies in History and Society from Koc University and PhD degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from Koc University. My doctorate research concentrated on career change intentions of young professionals in Turkey.
My main areas of research focus on interrelations between gender, work and education. I have been working in various national and international research projects, including career tracks of PhD graduates, success definitions of entrepreneurs, gender differences in worries about leadership and positive development of early adolescents.
I worked as part-time instructor at Bilgi University, Bahcesehir University, Kadir Has University and Mef University. The undergraduate and graduate courses I taught include Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychological Measurement, and Psychological Well-Being, Health and Safety in Organizations.
Very recently, I completed another Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at the University of East London. Currently, I practice Positive Psychology Coaching with individuals and groups. Also, I am teaching Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology course at Koc University; Positive Psychology and Health Coaching courses at Bahcesehir University.