Dr Birsu Kandemirci


I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Mersin University, Turkey. After completing my BSc, I worked as a Research Assistant on the Balkan Epidemiological Study on Child Abuse and Neglect (BECAN) project. BECAN was an extensive European Union project that involved nine countries and eight work packages. Following the completion of this project, I obtained an MSc degree in Developmental Psychology at Lancaster University. I then completed my PhD in Psychology at The University of Sheffield in 2018. My PhD research was on young children's creativity and the impact of technology use and peer collaboration on creative performance. I was awarded full MSc and PhD scholarship from Ministry of National Education, Turkey. After obtaining my PhD, I joined Lancaster University's Linguistics and English Language department as a postdoctoral researcher and our project was on young children's language abilities and their perspective-taking abilities. 

I joined the Psychology department at Kingston University London in November 2019. My research interests are creativity, Psycholinguistics, executive functions, and Theory of Mind. I also have an interest in cross-cultural and/or cross-linguistic research.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology


  • 2007-2011: BSc (Hons), Mersin University
  • 2013-2014: MSc, Lancaster University
  • 2014-2018: PhD, The University of Sheffield

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught