I am a Senior Research Associate in Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. I work in the Work, Learning and Wellbeing Evidence Programme for the Economic and Social Research Council funded What Works Wellbeing Centre. I hold a B.A. (Economics) from Hacettepe University (Turkey), and MSc (Economics) from School of Economics at University of East Anglia. I completed a Ph.D. (Management) at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia in 2016. I worked as a tutor and associate tutor in NBS and delivered seminars for “Economics for Business” and “International Business” for the first and second year undergraduate students.

My principal research interests lie in the fields of labour, gender and development economics. I have been working on the relationships between unequal practices in the labour markets, decent work and the associated impact on social and economic wellbeing. My current work mainly focuses on how transitions into and out of worklessness influence wellbeing and whether certain groups are more likely to be affected than the others. In addition to shedding light on the factors that help individuals back into work, my research investigates the wellbeing at work by providing evidence on the role of job quality and the roles of the labour market policies in promoting good quality, sustainable jobs.


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Daniels, K., Gedikli, C., Watson, D., Semkina, A., Vaughn, O.


Job design, employment practices and well-being: a systematic review of intervention studies,

in Ergonomics



pp. 1177-1196

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