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Dr Stephanie Kilinc

Stephanie Kilinc

About Stephanie Kilinc

Stephanie graduated from the University of Sunderland with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and from Teesside University with an MSc in Health Psychology.  Her PhD explored the experience of living with adult-onset epilepsy.  She is a Chartered Psychologist and a Trustee of the Tees Valley, Durham and North Yorkshire Neurological Alliance.

Stephanie teaches modules on the MSc Health Psychology and Clinical Skills programme, as well as option modules at undergraduate level which introduce students to health psychology. 

Research interests and activities

Stephanie's research interests lie in qualitative health research.  In particular, she adopts a phenomenological approach to explore the experience of living with epilepsy and other neurological and chronic conditions.


Kılınç, S. and Campbell, C. (2009). "It shouldn’t be something that’s evil, it should be talked about". A Phenomenological Approach to Epilepsy and Stigma. Seizure, 18: 665-671.

Bettany-Saltikov, J., Kılınç, S. and Stow, K. (2008). Bones, Boys, Bombs & Booze: An Exploratory Study of the Reliability of Marking Dissertations across Disciplines.  Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-19. iFirst Article:

Kılınç, S. and Campbell, C. (2008). Progression from undergraduate study in psychology to postgraduate study in health psychology: An exploratory study.   Health Psychology Update, 17 (3): 16-19.

Kılınç, S. and Campbell, C. (2008). The experience of discontinuing antiepileptic drug treatment: An exploratory investigation. Seizure 17 (6): 505-513.

Becker, S. and Kılınç, S. (2014).  Resisting Epilepsy Through Self-Deprecating Humour.  International Society of Humor Studies Conference, Utrecht University July 2014.

Kılınç, S. and Campbell, C. (2008). The Shared Experience of Epilepsy.  The Joint Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society and the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology, The University of Bath 2008.

Becker, S. and Kılınç, S. (2008). Constructing Qualitative Chartered Psychologists.  The Inaugural Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Qualitative Methods in Psychology, University of Leeds 2008.

Kılınç, S., Becker, S. and Campbell, C. (2008). Its Not Just a Laughing Matter: Uses of Laughter in Epilepsy Talk.  Health, Wellbeing and Happiness Conference.  From Local Action to Global Change, The University of Teesside 2008.

View Stephanie Kilinc's Publications on TeesRep