Ozum is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London. She earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior from University College London. Her research sits at the intersection of creativity, the future of work, and emerging technologies. Utilizing qualitative methods, she conducts research at organizations striving to push the frontiers of creativity and innovation, including makerspaces, world-leading design studios, and big technology companies. During her doctoral studies, Ozum did a research internship at Microsoft Research, Future of Work team exploring the dynamics of remote and hybrid work meetings. Recently, with her proposal to explore virtual creative work processes, she has been awarded the prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.
She holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in industrial design from Middle East Technical University (METU). Before embarking her journey in organizational research, she engaged actively in the design field, contributing as a designer, researcher, and instructor. This multidisciplinary background influences both her research and teaching. Ozum has substantial experience teaching design thinking and team creativity at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive levels.
Kaygan H, Kaygan P, Demir Ö, 2019, A pen that ‘looks like a CEO in a business suit’: gendering the fountain pen, Journal of Gender Studies, Vol:28, ISSN:0958-9236, Pages:86-96
Kaygan P, Demir Ö, 2017, The Cost of 'Free' in Freelance Industrial Design Work: The Case of Turkey, The Design Journal, Vol:20, ISSN:1460-6925, Pages:493-510