Contact Gurkan Yesilyurt

Areas of expertise

  • Human Factors for Defence
  • Operational Analysis and Simulation


Gurkan is a former staff officer, and had various command and staff roles both in national and in international environments, especially in NATO. He has master degrees on Leadership, International Relations and Military Art. He continues to have an interest on Leadership. He is trying to use Artificial Intelligence in analysing leadership effects in the battle environment. Gurkan began her PhD at Cranfield in October 2021 continuing her focus on the effects of Leadership and Morale on the outcome of the battle. 

Current activities

Working on the PhD thesis "Effects of the Leadership and Morale on the outcome of the Battle Alongside Other Combat Power Elements Including Force Ratios".