Orçun Şimşek

Orçun Muhammet Şimşek completed his BA in Social Work at the European University of Lefke and then his MA in Social Work with an emphasis on social media addiction at Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa. After that, he began working at Nisantasi University at the Department of Social Work as a research assistant. Şimşek is also a PhD student at Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa. He works on migration, personality, and technology addiction at Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa. Şimşek’s research interests include tech addiction, refugee issues, personality and various social issues.


Türkan completed her BA in Social Work at Hacettepe University. After that, she began working at Uşak University for students who need psychosocial support as a social worker. While working at the university, she established the Uşak University Disability Services which helps disabled students accommodate themselves to campus life and closely monitor themselves and academic improvement. After her experience in youth welfare, she began working at İstanbul Medipol University at the program of Social Services as a lecturer. In 2020, Türkan was admitted into the Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Social Work Ph.D. She works on various social work issues, especially on technology addiction.

Emine İlme

Emine graduated from Istanbul University’s social work department as the first degree of faculty in 2019. She has continued her education in the master’s social work program at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa. She is working as a social worker in a non-governmental organization which studying addiction for about 2 years in Turkey. Her main field of study which is about drug, alcohol, and internet addiciton. In addition, clinical social work practices, women’s welfare and social policy are other areas of interest. In August 2021, rhe article “Mediating Role of Satisfaction with Life in the Effect of Self-Esteem and Education on Social Media Addiction in Turkey” was published in the journal Sustainability. The, the article “Substance-Related Dreams” among Substance Users: A Qualitative Evaluation was published in the OPUS Journal of Society Research in september 2021.

Orhan Çevik

Orhan completed his BA in Social Work at Atatürk University in 2017. He began working as research assistant in Social Work department at İstanbul Gelişim University, and studying MA in Social Work at Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa at the same time. After his experience at the university, he began working as volunteer social worker in some foundations supporting education and spirituality of children and adolescents. In 2021, he completed his MA with emphasis on digital game addiction in children. Orhan is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Work at the Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa now. Orhan’s research interests include Child, Youth and Family Welfare, Social Work Education, School Counselling and Spirituality.

Orhan Koçak

Orhan Kocak received his Ph.D. from the Social Policy program of Istanbul University. After working in different public and private universities, he has been working as a Full Professor in the Department of Social Work at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa for the last five years. He works on aging, migration, and technology addiction. Kocak has publications in international high-impact factor journals and works as an editor and reviewer in international journals.