Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir

  • Senior Researcher
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, UK
  • 28/11/2022
Senior researcher, Project lead Democracy and Governance Education and Skills EU Policies Inequalities International Development Media, Communications and Culture Psychological and Behavioural Science

Personal Summary

Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir is an academic, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Open University, as a visiting researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and as a visiting fellow at the LSE. She completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the LSE, and she has over 10 years of experience in survey research and data analysis, ranging from running small-scale surveys for hard-to-reach samples to running large-scale multi-country surveys for more general, representative samples. Her research expertise and interests involve prosocial behaviour, migration, and meta-science, with a special focus on power dynamics and intergroup relations that influence research, teaching, and learning processes in science and higher education. She has a deep understanding of survey methodology and a strong track record of designing and implementing complex survey projects for a wide range of clients. She has excellent analytical skills, with the ability to turn complex data into actionable insights and recommendations.


PhD in Social Psychology
Sep 2016 - Jul 2022 London School of Economics and Political Science
MSc in Neuroscience
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016 King's College London
MSc in Applied Social Psychology
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015 Royal Holloway, University of London


Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science