|Psychology (BSc)||Eastern Mediterranean University||Undergraduate||2011|
|Health Psychology (MSc)||University of Surrey||Postgraduate||2012|
|Psychology (PhD)||University of Hertfordshire||Doctorate||2022|
B. Academic Titles
|Visiting Research Fellow||University of Hertfordshire||Psychology
|Assistant Professor||Bahçeşehir Cyprus University||Psychology||2023|
C. Work Experience
|Psychology||Lecturer||Bahçeşehir Cyprus University||2018 – current|
|Health and Clinical Psychology Group||Visiting Research Fellow||University of Hertfordshire||2022 – current|
|Psychology||Lecturer||European University of Lefke||2017 – 2019|
D. Administrative Positions
|Psychology||Acting Head of Department||Bahçeşehir Cyprus University||2020 – current|
1. Publications listed under Web of Science (SSCI or SCI-Expanded)
a. Keskindag, B., Farrington, K., Oygar, D.D., Mertan, B., Hucker, A., & Sharma, S. (2021). Illness perceptions of Turkish Cypriot patients receiving haemodialyis: a qualitative study. Journal of Renal Care, 47, 113–122. 1– 10. https://doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12351
b. Keskindag, B., Karaaziz, M. & Cirhinlioğlu, F.G. (2022). Dispositional pain catastrophising in non-clinical sample: The role of depression, perceived stress and social support. Current Psychology 41, 4457–4465. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-00956-1
c. Keskindag, B. & Karaaziz M. (2019). Influence of depressive symptoms on pain catastrophizing in healthy young adults: The role of sadness, self-criticalness and pessimism, Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 37(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-018-0294-6 Full-text view-only version: https://rdcu.be/2Qz6
d. Keskindag, B. & Karaaziz, M. (2017). The association between pain and sleep in fibromyalgia: A systematic review. Saudi Medical Journal, 38(5), 465-475. doi: 10.15537/smj.2017.5.17864 https://www.smj.org.sa/index.php/smj/article/view/smj.2017.5.17864/10143
e. Cakıcı, E, Keskindag, B., Karaaziz M. & Cakıcı, M. (2017). Prevalence and risk factors of psychoactive drug use among primary school students in North Cyprus, Anatolian Journal of Psyhciatry, 18(3): 273-282 doi: 10.5455/apd.243951, doi: 10.5455/apd.243951. http://www.scopemed.org/?mno=243951
2. Publications listed under Scopus
a. Akman, S., Cakici, M., Keskindag, B., & Karaaziz, M. (2019). Analysis of psychological factors and sexual life in postmenopausal women: a cross-sectional study, Klinik Psikiyatri, 22(1), 27-35. doi: 10.5505/kpd.2018.58070
b. Keskindag, B. (2018). Exploring symptom expressions according to different age groups in fibromyalgia: a cross-sectional study. Health Psychology Report, 6(3), doi: org/10.5114/hpr.2018.75683 https://www.termedia.pl/Exploring-symptom-expressions-according-r-nto-different-age-groups-in-fibromyalgia-r-na-cross-sectional-study,74,32772,1,1.html
c. Karaaziz, M. & Keskindag, B. (2016). A popular psychoactive substance among youth; synthetic cannabinoid: a review study, Klinik Psikiyatri, 19, 137-144. doi: 0.5505/kpd.2016.03522. http://www.journalagent.com/kpd/pdfs/KPD_19_3_137_144.pdf
3. Conference Publications
a. Keskindag, B., Farrington, K., Oygar, D.D., Mertan, B., Hucker, A., & Sharma, S. (2022). Perspectives of healthcare professionals in Northern Cyprus on psychosocial care needs of patients receiving dialysis. 36th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 23-27 August 2022. Bratislava, Slovakia (hybrid event). https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/2YCQP
b. Keskindag, B., Farrington, K., Hucker, A., & Sharma, S. (2021). Illness perceptions of patients receiving haemodialysis: a systematic review of qualitative studies. 35th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 23-27 August 2021. online event. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/JWN6A
c. Akman, S., Cakici, M., Keskindag, B. & Karaaziz, M. (2017). Analysis of psychological factors and sexual life in postmenopausal women: A cross-sectional study, 4th Global Conference on Psychological Research. Antalya, Turkey
d. Cakıcı, E, Keskindag, B., Karaaziz M. & Cakıcı, E. (2016). Prevalence and risk factors of psychoactive drug use among primary school students in North Cyprus, 10th Congress of National Alcohol and Substance Addiction. Antalya, Turkey
4. Other Publications
a. Keskindağ, B. & Cirhinlioğlu, F.G. (2020). Utanç ve Suçluluk. In F. G. Cirhinlioğlu (Ed.), Duyguları Anlamak. Ankara: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık.
b. Keskindağ, B. & Karaaziz, M. (2018). Duygular ve Kültür. In F. G. Cirhinlioğlu (Ed.), Duygu Psikolojisi (pp. 103-116). Ankara: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık.
F. Research Topics
1. Health inequality and social determinants of health: Health behaviours of cultural groups, social and cultural factors influencing health beliefs particularly illness perceptions are some of the topics studied.
2. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) oriented intervention programs and psychological flexibility: ACT interventions aiming to increase psychological flexibility in the contexts of weight related difficulties, stigmatising thoughts, and physical conditions are some of the research topics studied.
3. Mixed-method research: Methodological research that used quantitative and/or qualitative methods; data analysis techniques to synthesise evidence.
Examples of ongoing research projects:
I. Acceptance and commitment therapy for weight related psychological inflexibility.
II. Virtual reality-based mindfulness exercise to reduce experiential avoidance.
III. Motivation, experiences, and support needs of living kidney donors.
IV. Longitudinal assessment of illness perceptions in patients with chronic kidney disease in Northern Cyprus.
V. Experiences of access to healthcare amongst parents of autistic children from minority ethnic communities.
VI. Machine Learning in Psychology: Predictive Analysis using Non-Linear Regression Model