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Okan ,Yasmina

Communication Department
GRECC (Scientific Communication Research)
Ramón y Cajal Senior Research Fellow

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Current position:

Ramon y Cajal Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Communication at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Decision Research at Leeds University Business School.  Previously she held positions as a Lecturer (2013-2018) and as an Associate Professor in Behavioural Decision Making (2018-2022) at Leeds University Business School. She has also been a visiting researcher at different interantional institutions including the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Germany) and Wake Forest University (US). Her research has been supported by grants from Cancer Research UK, the US Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, the Worldwide Universities Network, and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.


Academic training:

  • Bsc Psychology, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), 2006.
  • MSc Cognitive and Desicion Sciences, University College London (United Kingdom), 2008.
  • PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Granada (Spain), 2013.
  • University of Leeds Teaching and Research Award. Higher Education Academy (HEA), 2015.


Research interests:

Psychology of judgement and decision making, health risk perception and communication.


Professional memberships:

  • Fellow, Psychonomimc Society (US).
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK).
  • Board Member, Society for the Advancement of Knowledge and Decision Making Studies (SEJyD).
  • Member, Society for Judgement and Decision Making.
  • Member, European Association for Decision Making.


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