Dr Nihan Akyelken | University of Oxford

Dr Nihan Akyelken

Departmental Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Development, Department for Continuing Education


Dr Akyelken's research interests span political and economic geography, concentrating on issues around sustainable and inclusive development and policy-making. The current focus of her research is on social inequalities, transport infrastructure and urban transformation, regional governance of network industries and globalisation, sociotechnical transitions and cities, and emerging market economies. She has a long-standing interest in Turkey.


  • Transport
  • Regional development
  • Turkey
  • Female labour force and mobilities
  • Economic geography
  • Urban transformation


English, Turkish