Dr Zaheer Hussain

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About Dr Zaheer Hussain

Dr ZAHEER HUSSAIN, BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA. Dr Zaheer Hussain is a Psychologist, Researcher, and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, UK. He is internationally known for his work in the area of behavioural addictions, social media, and technology use. He is regarded as a technology and addiction specialist.

He has published many research papers and presented at well-known conferences. Dr Zaheer Hussain regularly contributes to leading journals in his field as Associate Editor and Reviewer. He has also appeared on radio programmes and engages in consultancy work for government and non-government organisations. He is a member of the International Gaming Research Unit (IGRU), CyberPsychology Research Group, The Higher Education Academy (HEA), The Centre for Psychological Research (The University of Derby), and The Interactive Media Institute. Dr Zaheer Hussain serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy, & Rehabilitation, the Journal of Mental Health and Aging, and the Annual Review of Cyber-Therapy and Telemedicine.

His main teaching commitments are on a number of modules including Social Psychology, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Research Methods and Analysis, and Addictive Behaviours. He also supervises undergraduate and post-graduate research project students.

His research interests are generally broad covering the area of the psychology of the Internet, online virtual environments, social networking, addiction, mental health, and attitude change. He has skills in the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and is willing to supervise/collaborate on new research and consultancy projects.

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