Gül holds a PhD in Governance for Sustainable Development from the University of Twente, an MSc degree in Integrated Assessment from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and BSc and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Her main research expertise is in actor-based and institutional policy analysis in the field of natural resource governance.
Gül is keen to improve the scientific and practical foundations of the political, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability through applying transdisciplinary research methods. She has been participating in and managing various collaborative projects in Europe, North America, Middle East and North Africa, and acquired local experience in Turkey, Palestine, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States.
- Water, energy and climate governance
- Participation, conflict, gender and justice
- Transdisciplinary and comparative research methods
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Gül is the project manager for the University of Twente in CATCH and C5a, EU Interreg projects on climate resilience in the North Sea Region; and the editor of Fanack Water, an online media platform on water issues in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Between 2013 and 2020 she has been the coordinator of the Palestinian-Dutch Academic Cooperation Programme on Water (PADUCO).