Staff profile

Dr Zaheer Hussain


Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zaheer Hussain at the University of Derby

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 a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby. My research focuses on the addictive patterns of various behaviours, expecially disorders of the impulsive-compulsive spectrum. 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).

Teaching responsibilities

I lead and teach a module on cyberpsychology. I also teach on social psychology, addictive behaviours, and research methods. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. 

Research interests

My research interests focus on the area of addiction, cyberpsychology and social psychology. I am interested in the psychology of the Internet, social networking sites, smartphone use, mental health, online virtual environments, 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, Internet use, and mental health. Please email me to discuss your ideas.

Potential research projects I could supervise are as follows:

Membership of professional bodies

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 and behavioural addictions. I have published many research papers and presented at well-known conferences. I regularly contribute to leading journals in my field as associate editor and reviewer. I have appeared on radio and TV programmes. In the past I have worked on consultancy projects for Activation Media Inc, Masterfoods plc, and Derbyshire County Cricket Club. 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

For my most recent research take a look at my ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zaheer_Hussain2