Staff profile

Dr Zaheer Hussain


Lecturer in Psychology

Subject

Psychology and Counselling

College

College of Life and Natural Sciences

Department

School of Human Sciences

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

z.hussain@derby.ac.uk

About

I am currently a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby. My main teaching commitments are on a number of modules including social psychology, cyberpsychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, research methods and analysis, individual differences and addictive behaviours. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. I am an active researcher with many published research papers and I have presented at international and national conferences. I am a member of the CyberPsychology Research Group and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Research interests

My research interests focus on the area of Cyber-Psychology and Social Psychology. I am interested in the psychology of the Internet, online virtual environments, social networking, e-commerce, addiction, mental health, smartphone use, and behaviour change. I have made use of interviews and questionnaires to gather data and as such, I have skills in the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

I have expertise in self-report methods (questionnaires, interviews) and online data collection. I would be interested in supervising research projects in the area of Addiction, Mental Health, Internet use and behaviour. Please email me to discuss your ideas.

I would be interested in supervising research projects in the following areas:

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Research qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have worked as a behavioural scientist/consultant for companies that have required specialist psychological advice. Please contact me to discuss potential consultancy projects.

International experience

I am internationally known for my work in the area of technological addictions, Internet behaviour and the impact of technology. I have published many research papers and presented at well-known conferences. I have also appeared on radio programmes.

Additional interests and activities

I am currently involved in research consultancy work with Activation Media Inc. I am providing psychological and technological expertise. In the past I have done consultancy work for Masterfoods plc. I would be interested in getting involved in all types of consultancy work, please feel free to contact me.

In the media

Invited speaker, discussant for the following media organisations: The Press Association The BBC, Sky News, BBC Radio Derby, Capital FM. The following media organisations have written about my research:

Recent publications