Dr Aiman El Asam

About

As an Associate Professor in Forensic Psychology, I teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, specialising in general psychology, forensic psychology, and criminology. My teaching portfolio encompasses a broad range of subjects, spanning from the intricacies of Forensic Psychology to the fields of Counselling Psychology and the ever-evolving domain of Cyber-Psychology.

Beyond my role in education, I am a committed researcher and a member of national and international research groups. Over the years, I have effectively managed and led external and internal research grants, primarily focusing on issues related to cyberbullying, online risks, and psychopathology among children and adolescents. These resources have enabled me to conduct comprehensive investigations into the pressing challenges faced by today's youth in our dynamic digital landscape, especially within the context of social media and online gaming platforms. 

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor in Forensic Psychology

Qualifications

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

Teaching and learning

Research

My primary research interests currently centre on online safety education and practices, with a focus on the experiences of digital risks and their intricate connections with prevalent mental health disorders. I am particularly intrigued by the interplay between physical disabilities, special educational needs (SEN), and psychological well-being in shaping the digital experiences of children and adolescents. My research delves into specific topics such as online-based harassment, cyberbullying, victimization, problematic internet use (PIU), internet-based addictions, exposure to extreme and radical internet content, cyber-scams, inappropriate image sharing, and social media safety policies.

Furthermore, my research extends its purview to explore the pivotal roles played by educational institutions, parents, social services, healthcare professionals, and charitable organizations in educating and supporting children and adolescents as they navigate the challenges of digital risks and harms while simultaneously promoting positive digital usage.

In the realm of psychopathology and counselling psychology, my interests revolve around common mental health disorders. This includes a keen focus on conditions such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, self-esteem issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Understanding the dynamics and nuances of these disorders is integral to my research endeavours, especially their association in shaping risky online use.

Additionally, I maintain a steadfast commitment to advancing our comprehension of forensic interviewing techniques for vulnerable children functioning as eyewitnesses. My special emphasis lies in the Cognitive Interview technique, which plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality and reliability of information obtained from young witnesses.

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision

Publications

Number of items: 18.

Article

Altawil, Mohamed A. S., El-Asam, Aiman and Khadaroo, Ameerah (2023) Impact of chronic war trauma exposure on PTSD diagnosis from 2006 -2021 : a longitudinal study in Palestine. Middle East Current Psychiatry, 30, p. 14. ISSN (online) 2090-5416

El-Asam, Aiman, Lane, Rebecca and Katz, Adrienne (2022) Psychological distress and its mediating effect on experiences of online risk : the case for vulnerable young people. Frontiers in Education, 7, p. 772051. ISSN (print) 2504-284X

El-Asam, Aiman, Lane, Rebecca, Pearson, Kelli and Katz, Adrienne (2021) The ‘Glaring Gap’ : practitioner experiences of integrating the digital lives of vulnerable young people into practice in England. Information, Communication & Society, ISSN (print) 1369-118X (Epub Ahead of Print)

Samara, Muthanna, Massarwi, Adeem Ahmad, El-Asam, Aiman, Hammuda, Sara, Smith, Peter K. and Morsi, Hisham (2021) The mediating role of bullying and victimisation on the relationship between problematic internet use and substance abuse among adolescents in the UK : the parent–child relationship as a moderator. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, p. 493385. ISSN (online) 1664-0640

Livanou, Maria I, Bull, Marcus, Lane, Rebecca, D'Souza, Sophie, El Asam, Aiman and Singh, Swaran P (2021) Transition outcomes for young people discharged from adolescent medium secure services in England : a qualitative study exploring adolescents' and carers' experiences. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 26(4), pp. 1227-1242. ISSN (print) 1359-1045

El-Asam, Aiman, Katz, Adrienne, Street, Cathy, Nazar, Nijina M. and Livanou, Maria (2021) Children’s services for the digital age : a qualitative study into current procedures and online risks among service users. Children and Youth Services Review, 122, p. 105872. ISSN (print) 0190-7409

Samara, Muthanna, Da Silva Nascimento, Bruna, El-Asam, Aiman, Hammuda, Sara and Khattab, Nabil (2021) How can bullying victimisation lead to lower academic achievement? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the mediating role of cognitive-motivational factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(5), e2209. ISSN (online) 1660-4601

Samara, Muthanna, Nascimento, Bruna Da Silva, El Asam, Aiman, Smith, Peter, Hammuda, Sara, Morsi, Hisham and Al-Muhannadi, Hamda (2020) Practitioners' perceptions, attitudes, and challenges around bullying and cyberbullying. International Journal of Emotional Education, 12(2), pp. 8-25. ISSN (online) 2073-7629

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

El Asam, Aiman and Katz, Adrienne (2018) Vulnerable young people and their experience of online risks. Human–Computer Interaction, 33(4), pp. 281-304. ISSN (print) 0737-0024

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)

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