Metin ÖzdemirTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
Phone: +46 19 301246
About Metin Özdemir
Metin Özdemir is an associate professor in psychology and affiliated with the Center for Lifespan Developmental Research (LEADER) at Örebro University. He received his Ph.D. in aApplied social and community psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, in 2009.
Metin Özdemir’s research revolves around issues related to adolescents’ adjustment and well-being, with a particular focus on immigrant and refugee youth’s adjustment in a school and peer context. It also focuses on development and evaluation of preventive interventions to promote refugee and immigrant youth’s adjustment.
Metin Özdemir is currently the leader of a research programme that aims to develop evidence-based programmes to promote newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth’s and parents’ adjustment and well-being during their resettlement process. In addition, he is a collaborator in several other research programmes that focus on inter-ethnic relationships among youth.
Metin Özdemir teaches courses at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, and delivers workshops at professional organisations. His teaching involves courses on research methods, statistics, prevention science, and programme development and evaluation. He is currently teaching courses on quantitative methods of data analysis in the Master’s Programme in Professional Psychology and at the doctoral level. He has also been supervising master’s theses and international students who have done research practicum at Örebro University. He is currently supervising three doctoral students (two of them as the main supervisor).
Collaborations and other assignments
Metin Özdemir has been a member of the executive committee of the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA, https://www.earaonline.org) since 2016, having been elected for a second term in 2020. He is a consulting editor to the APA journal, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and one of the two representatives of Sweden in the European Family Support Network (COST Action, CA18123; https://eurofamnet.eu/home). He is currently leading a research programme in collaboration with researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University, and Norwegian Institute of Public Health (PIA Project).