Ayşe is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Sussex and Principal Investigator of the HONORLOGIC project.
Ayşe obtained her BA in Psychology at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey), MA in Social Psychology at the Vrije University (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and PhD in Personality and Social Psychology at York University (Toronto, Canada).
She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and faculty positions at the University of Essex, Queen’s University Belfast, and the University of Kent before moving to the University of Sussex in 2022.
Her research on honour, social exclusion, and health behaviour in cultural context has been funded by various funding bodies including the British Academy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and, most recently, the
European Research Council (ERC, Consolidator Stage), totalling over £2,500,000 to date.