Sibel Telli is an associate professor of biology didactic at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. She was the post doc researcher at University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2008-2009, funded by EU Science in Society Program) and Koblenz-Landau University, Germany (2009-2012, funded by German Research Foundation-DFG). She was a biology teacher at secondary schools during her master and PhD period. Dr. Telli is the recipient of the Best Dissertation Award from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2007; the Best Article in Learning Environments Research Journal SIG Learning Environments American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2010 and Reviewer Award by Elsevier in 2017, 2021 and Wiley Journals in 2021. Dr. Telli received several fellowships and grands from national and international sources, including European Council in 2002; European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) in 2003 and Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) in 2006, 2007, 2013, 2016 and in 2020. She is an applied researcher and teacher educator. Her research interests is strongly interdisciplinary and focuses on learning environments research, in particular teacher-student interpersonal behaviour, teacher’s behaviours and communication in the classroom; student perceptions of the learning environment; biology in science education and pre and in-service (science-biology) teacher professional development. Over the years, she has participated in a range of international and national projects and has been published in various journals. She serves on the editorial board, scientific and review committee of several national-international conferences and journals.