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Assist. Prof. Dr. Esra ZIVRALI YARAR

"There is no darkness but ignorance." W. Shakespeare


Dr Esra Zıvralı Yarar completed her BSc degree (2010) at Hacettepe University Department of Psychology. She worked as a research assistant in the European Network of National Schizophrenia Networks Studying Gene-Environment Interactions – EUGEI Project and other research studies about psychopathology and cognitive skills. She completed her MSc (2013) and PhD (2017) degrees in Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry at King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Her rotation work was about autism spectrum disorder and epigenetics. Upon successful completeion of her PhD, she worked as a research assistant at Düzce University, Department of Psychology. Since 2018 she has been working as an assistant professor at Social Sceinces University of Ankara, Department of Psychology, and since 2013 she has been an honorary researcher at the Behavioural Genetics Clinic, Maudsley Hospital.

Research Interests

Autism spectrum disorder, psychopathology, ageing, gene-environment interaction

Courses Taught

Risk psychology (PhD)


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