2017-2021                         PhD. School of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK

                                           Thesis working title “Neural, cognitive and metacognitive differences

                                           in schizophrenia, and the contribution of cardiometabolic variables”

                                           Supervisor: Dr. Simon Evans

2016-2017                        MSc. Abnormal & Clinical Psychology

                                           Swansea University, UK

                                           Supervisor: Professor Toby Lloyd-Jones

2011-2014                        MSc. Psychological Guidance and Counselling

                                          Ankara University, Turkey

                                          Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ilhan Yalcin

2007-2011                        BA. Psychological Guidance and Counselling, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Alkan, E., Evans, S.L. Clustering of cognitive subtypes in schizophrenia patients and their siblings: relationship with regional brain volumes. Schizophr 8, 50 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41537-022-00242-y

Alkan, E., & L. H. Evans, S. (2022). Relationships between cognitive performance, clinical insight and regional brain volumes in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia, 8(1), 33. doi:10.1038/s41537-022-00243-x

Alkan, E., Davies, G., & Evans, S. L. (2021). Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia: relationships with cortical thickness in fronto-temporal regions, and dissociability from symptom severity. npj Schizophrenia, 7(1), 20. doi:10.1038/s41537-021-00149-0

Alkan, E., Davies, G., Greenwood, K., & Evans, S. L. H. (2019). Brain Structural Correlates of Metacognition in First-Episode Psychosis. Schizophr Bull, 46(3), 552-561. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbz116

Alkan, E., Davies, G., Greenwood, K., & L. Evans, S. (2020). Brain structural correlates of functional capacity in first-episode psychosis. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 17229. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73553-8

Alkan, E., Taporoski, T. P., Sterr, A., von Schantz, M., Vallada, H., Krieger, J. E., . . . Evans, S. L. H. (2019). Metabolic syndrome alters relationships between cardiometabolic variables, cognition and white matter hyperintensity load. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 4356.      doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40630-6

Evans, S., Alkan, E., Bhangoo, J. K., Tenenbaum, H., & Ng-Knight, T. (2021). Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on mental health, wellbeing, sleep, and alcohol use in a UK student sample. Psychiatry Research, 298, 113819.

SL. Evans, MA Leocadio-Miguel, TP Taporoski, LM Gomez, ARVR Horimoto, E Alkan, F Beijamini, M Pedrazzoli, KL Knutson, JE Krieger, HP Vallada, A Sterr, AC Pereira, AB Negrão & M von Schantz (2021) Evening preference correlates with regional brain volumes     in the anterior occipital lobe, Chronobiology International, 38:8, 1135-1142, DOI: 10.1080/07420528.2021.1912077

Gençoğlu, C., Alkan, E. & Koçyiğit, M. (2014). Optimism as a Myth; Are Boys or Girls More Optimistic? Electronic Journal of Social Sciences, 50(7), 129-138.

Kocyigit Ozyigit, M., Alkan, E. & Yilmaz Muge (2014). The Effects of Gender Sensitivity Group Guidance Programs on Counsellor Candidates’ Gender Roles Attitude. The Journal of International Social Research, 10(49), 315-326.