Externally-funded research & consultancy

Principal investigator

British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship. Regulatory initiatives and challenges in pluralistic healthcare systems (with Susan F. Murray and Ben Hunter from King's College London, and Püren Aktaş from Boğaziçi University). (2018-2020)

British Academy Newton Mobility Grant. A study of contesting discourses of sexual and reproductive health care policies in Turkey in a comparative perspective (with Paul Willis from University of Bristol). (2017-2018)

Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Turkish Family Health and Planning Foundation, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Platform-Turkey. Monitoring report on sexual and reproductive health services before and during the pandemic. (2020-2021)

Boğaziçi University Research Fund. Exploring the characteristics and limits of the welfare mix for Syrian refugees in Turkey from the perspective of humanitarian workers (with Ayşe Meryem Gürpınar Akbulut from Boğaziçi University). (2017)

Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Research Worldwide Istanbul. Strengthening disability studies in Turkish universities (with Nazlı Avşaroğlu, Anıl Gencelli and Begüm Özcan from Boğaziçi University). (2017-2020)

WHO Turkey office. Disability and social care legislation review for Turkey. (2019) (with İdil Işıl Gül from İstanbul Bilgi University)

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Istanbul and Local Monitoring, Research and Practice Assocation. Municipalities' guide to alternatives in social and economic support programme development at times of disaster (with Oğulcan Yediveren from Boğaziçi University). (2021)

Sabancı Foundation. Qualitative assessment of the impact of disability rights NGOs on policymaking in Turkey. (with Anıl Gencelli from Boğaziçi University) (2017-2018)

Boğaziçi University. Social and economic problems of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in Turkey. (with Dr. İpek Göçmen and Cansu Atlay) (2014-2015)

Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul and Human Rights in Mental Health Initiative. Mental health policies in Turkey from the perspectives of human rights and comparative social policy: Findings and recommendations. (2012)


HORIZON 2020, ETHOS. Towards a European Theory of Justice and Fairness (funded by the European Union Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 727112) (with Başak Akkan, Ayşe Buğra, Anıl Gencelli and Batuğhan Yüzüak from Boğaziçi University). (2017-2020)

Framework 7, POWER2YOUTH. A Comprehensive Approach to the Understanding of Youth Exclusion and the Prospects for Youth-led Change in the South and East Mediterranean (funded under the European Union's 7th Framework Programme) (with Nurhan Yentürk, Pınar Gümüş and Burcu Oy from Boğaziçi University). (2014-2017)

ILO Turkey office. Social dialogue in the working life in Turkey: The viewpoints of the general public, employees and relevant actors. (with Fikret Adaman and Ayşe Buğra from Boğaziçi University, Aziz Çelik from Kocaeli University and Alpkan Birelma from Özyeğin University). (2017-2018)

Istanbul Bilgi University. Public Expenditures Monitoring Platform for Turkey. (with Nurhan Yentürk from Istanbul Bilgi University). (2010-2015)

UNDP Turkey office. Regional Human Development Report: The Case Study of Income and Social Inequalities in Turkey (with Ayşe Buğra, Yasemin Taşkın, Zeynep Berra Dodurka, Başak Akkan and İpek Göçmen from Boğaziçi University, Alpkan Birelma from Özyeğin University and Burçak Gürsoy from Beykoz University). (2016)

European Commission. Academic Network of European Disability Experts. (2013-2016)

UNDP Turkey office. A background study on the policy options for reforming social services in Turkey. (with Berna Yazıcı and Çağru Boymul from Boğaziçi University). (2011)

The General Directorate for the Social Assistance and Solidarity, The Republic of Turkey. Research project for the development of a cash transfer program for divorced and widowed women in Turkey (with Şemsa Özar, Burcu Yakut Çakar, Pınar Gümüş and Aslı Orhon from Boğaziçi University). (2010)

Boğaziçi University. Established inequalities in Turkey: search for a comprehensive conceptual framework (with Ayşen Candaş, Burcu Yakut Çakar and Sevda Günseli from Boğaziçi University). (2009-2010)