Dr. Fındık completed her undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral studies at Hacettepe University, Department of Art History. She worked as a research assistant at the Hatay Mustafa Kemal University and Hacettepe University Art History Departments. Since 2022, she has been working as the Chair of the Department of Art History at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University.
She obtained her PhD degree in 2011 and conducted postdoctoral studies for seven months in 2014 and 2015 at Oxford University, Faculty of Classics, the Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, Corpus Christi College; in 2019 and 2023, she continued her postdoctoral studies in Vienna with an Austrian Academy of Science-Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut research scholarship. Dr. Fındık has served as a team member in the excavations of the Church of St Nicholas in Myra since 1994 and as the deputy head of the excavations in 2014–2021. In 2022, she was appointed as Scientific Advisor to the excavations. Some of the other projects that Fındık has participated in are the Istanbul Tekfur Palace Excavations and Eyüp Çömlekçiler Neighborhood Surveys, Miletus, Ephesus Ancient City Excavations, Ayasuluk Hill and St. Jean Monument Excavations, Latmos, and Herakleia Excavations.
Her research interests are mainly focused on Late Antique and Byzantine material culture, principalities, and Ottoman art. The researcher has conducted her first academic studies on traditional Antakya houses. For this reason, in this project, she will carry out her studies on the pre- and post-earthquake condition assessment, documentation, and evaluation of houses with pencil-work decoration on wood, which is a special group of traditional courtyard houses.