Teaching Fellow in Digital Economy and Society
Research interests and PhD supervision
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.
- Information systems
- Public policy analysis
- Social theories of age
- 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 (Unpublished doctoral thesis).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.