Ms Nihan Albayrak

Ms Nihan Albayrak

PhD student

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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PhD title: Cross-national helping in global emergencies: Social identity and cognitive approaches

Nihan Albayrak is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the LSE, sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of National Education. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Social Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London and a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from King’s College London.

Her PhD research examines how different levels of physical and cultural proximities influence the ways in which people help the victims of global disasters. Using social identity theory and bystander intervention model, she investigates intergroup helping in the context of the refugee crisis and collects data from different countries to identify the distinctive pathways to helping for each sample.

She is supervised by Dr Ilka Gleibs and Dr Bradley Franks.

Her other research interests include equality, diversity, and inclusion in academia and academic knowledge.

She is a member of the British Psychological Society, the European Association of Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.



Expertise Details

social identity; bystander intervention; intergroup relations; helping; prosocial behaviour; altruism; charitable donations; migration; Syrian refugee


Popular Prize at the LSE Beveridge 2.0 Festival Research Competition (2018)