Ömer Akgül graduated from the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department of Istanbul University, and completed his Master’s degree at the Department of Religious Psychology of Marmara University, Turkey. He completed his doctorate at the Department of Religious Psychology at Sakarya University, Turkey. After 13 years at the Turkish Ministry of National Education, he became an Assistant Professor at İstanbul Gelişim University and Üsküdar University, Turkey. He moved to the Psychology Department of the University of Health Sciences, Turkey, in 2019. He is also the Head of the Mental Health Association and the founding manager of the Psychology Career Employment Center. His research focuses on community mental health policies, mental health solutions, industrial psychology, social and political psychology, and aviation psychology, among others.