Ece Beren Barklam

Research project: Pet ownership


I am currently investigating the relationship between pet ownership and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


My interest in an academic career began after I volunteered as a research assistant in several psychology labs during my undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University. I completed my MSc in Child and Adolescent Psychology, and then I worked as a research operations assistant for pediatric allergy studies at King's College London before starting my PhD at Kingston University.

Areas of research interest

  • Pet ownership
  • Human-animal bond
  • Well-being
  • Cognition
  • Personality


  • MSc in Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Greenwich
  • BA in Psychology, Stony Brook University