Dr Aiman El Asam


I have joined Kingston University in February 2012 as part time lecturer before joining on a full time basis as a research fellow in psychology on September 2013. As a research fellow I worked with Professor Muthanna Samara on various research projects where I was tasked to manage/oversee research and research assistants in the UK and in Qatar.  Currently I am working as a lecturer in forensic psychology teaching/supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate students (Forensic Psychology and Criminology).

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology


  • BSc Psychology
  • MSc Applied Forensic Psychology
  • PhD Forensic Psychology

Teaching and learning


My research interests cover various topics within psychology. During my research as a PhD student in forensic psychology I studied children as eyewitnesses within the legal system; specifically the reliability of the "Cognitive Interview" as a forensic tool and its usefulness in extracting accurate information while reducing the misinformation effect (or suggestibility). During my research as a research fellow I developed interest in cyber-bullying, Problematic Internet Use (PIU) and psychopathology. Additionally, I am also interested in legal and cyber psychology ie. studying our understandings of current laws/legislation and how we apply them to our online interactions with others (eg. through social media). Furthermore, little is known about what qualifies as online criminal behaviour hence I am also interested in studying various criminal, risky or potentially risky online experiences/behaviour. Topics that interest me could come under the following categories: cognitive interviewing; online safety (e-safety) and mental health; cyber-bullying and psychopathology; psychology of cyber-crimes and risky online experiences; cyber-profiling; trauma and PTSD.


Number of items: 9.


Samara, Muthanna, El Asam, Aiman, Khadaroo, Ameerah and Hammuda, Sara (2020) Examining the psychological wellbeing of refugee children and the role of friendship and bullying. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 90(2), pp. 301-329. ISSN (print) 0007-0998

El Asam, Aiman, Samara, Muthanna and Terry, Philip (2019) Problematic internet use and mental health among British children and adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 90, pp. 428-436. ISSN (print) 0306-4603

Altawil, Mohamad A. S., El Asam, Aiman and Khadaroo, Ameerah (2018) The effectiveness of therapeutic and psychological intervention programs in PTC-GAZA. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 11(4), pp. 473-486. ISSN (print) 1936-1521

Samara, Muthanna, Burbidge, Vicky, El Asam, Aiman, Foody, Mairead, Smith, Peter K. and Morsi, Hisham (2017) Bullying and cyberbullying : their legal status and use in psychological assessment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(12), p. 1449. ISSN (print) 1661-7827

Foody, Mairead, Samara, Muthanna, El Asam, Aiman, Morsi, Hisham and Khattab, Azhar (2017) A review of cyberbullying legislation in Qatar : considerations for policy makers and educators. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 50, pp. 45-51. ISSN (print) 0160-2527

El Asam, Aiman and Samara, Muthanna (2016) Cyberbullying and the law : a review of psychological and legal challenges. Computers in Human Behavior, 65, pp. 127-141. ISSN (print) 0747-5632

El Asam, Aiman and Samara, Muthanna (2015) The cognitive interview as memory enhancing technique among Arab Children. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 5(4), pp. 233-248. ISSN (print) 2009-3829

El Asam, Aiman and Samara, Muthanna (2015) The cognitive interview : improving recall and reducing misinformation among Arab children. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 15(5), pp. 449-477. ISSN (print) 1522-8932

Book Section

Samara, Muthanna and El Asam, Aiman (2020) Bullying and intervention in the Arab world. In: Smith, Peter K. and Norman, James O'Higgins, (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Bullying. Wiley. (In Press)

This list was generated on Wed Dec 2 06:37:07 2020 GMT.