About me

Hi, I am Simge Andı.

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Quantitative Methods for Political Science at the University of Exeter.

Prior to joining the Q-Step Centre and Department of Politics at Exeter, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.

My research focuses on misinformation. More specifically, I work on 1) why people consume, believe, and share misleading information and on 2) how behavioral interventions can help reduce people’s belief in and consumption of false or misleading information.

In my research, I utilize a variety of theories and methods from political communication, behavioral science and political science. I often conduct experiments and large-scale survey analyses.

I hold a PhD in Political Science and International Relations (Koç University, 2019), an MA in European Studies (King’s College London, 2011), and a BA in International Relations (Koç University, 2009). I explored a number of careers prior to my PhD, and have, for example, been a PR consultant and have worked with humanitarian aid.