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Gizdem Akdur

gizdem picTeaching Fellow in Digital Economy and Society 








Gizdem obtained a BEng in Software Engineering from the University of Sheffield, and an MSc in Management Information Systems and Innovation (MISI) from LSE. For her PhD, she has been a part of the Information Systems Faculty Group within the Department of Management where she presented her thesis in May 2018. During this time, Gizdem has been a co-organiser of two conferences and also acted as an editor-in-chief of the LSE’s Information Systems Student Journal.

Gizdem’s research has focused on evaluation and policy analysis of digital health and social care services in the UK. She has a special interest in the systems adopted by older individuals, such as telecare technologies. Her PhD fieldwork was based in Surrey, carrying out an empirical investigation of the Surrey Telecare initiative.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Information systems
  • e-health
  • Public policy analysis
  • Social theories of age
Selected publications
  • Akdur G & Akdur G (Forthcoming 2019) Health economics and economic valuation in cardiac rehabilitation. In H. Harutoglu (ed.), Kardiyak Rehabilitasyon. Hipokrat Kitabevi, Ankara-Turkey. (In Turkish).
  • Akdur G (2018) Redefining the identity of old age through telecare: A Foucauldian inquiry into social care policies and practices at social services institutions. (Unpublished doctoral thesis). London School of Economics, UK.
  • Akdur G (2013) The organising vision of patient access: Reflections on the new NHS information strategy by healthcare professionals. LSE iSChannel 8(1), 5-11.
  • Akdur G (2012) Educational software for the learning of electrical activation in the heart: A simple cellular automaton model. Procedia Technology 1, 137-143.
  • Akdur G (2011) The use of biological cellular automaton models in medical, health and biological studies. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 28, 825-831.

Has worked as a graduate teaching assistant at LSE and taught an undergraduate module in the Organisational Behaviour group. Completed Module 1 of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) in August 2015. 

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