Miss Tuba Ekinci

Research project: Reliance on Formal Sources, PTSD, and Culture


My main areas of research are PTSD and sexual abuse. I aim to study these concepts in the relationship with cultures, reliance on formal sources, perceived social support, and maladaptive coping strategies. 


I received my BSc in Psychology at Middle East Technical University in 2020. In the same year, I earned the YLSY scholarship covering all my expenses supplied by the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkiye. Then, I started my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Kingston University in 2022. 

Areas of research interest

  • Sexual Abuse
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Qualitative Research
  • Reliance on Formal Sources
  • Maladaptive Coping Strategies
  • Perceived Social Support
  • Disclosure
  • Intercultural Differences
  • Refugees


  • BSc in Psychology , Middle East Technical University

Funding or awards received

  • YLSY Scholarship, Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkiye