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Professor Muthanna Samara

Professor in Psychology

About

I am a Professor in Developmental Psychopathology and Head of the Developmental Psychology Research Group. My major research interests are in school and sibling bullying, the long-term outcomes following prematurity and the the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst children of war and refugees. I have been awarded as a lead PI several grants in different topics: the cyberbullying study; the development of PTSD study; the Q-Prem study: http://www.qprem.org/; Teens Taking Charge for cancer patients; and school experience, educational aspirations and scholastic achievement.

I am now the Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-arts-and-social-sciences/research/crescid-res/) and the Head of the International Centre of Children and Adolescents Psychopathology (IC-CAP: http://www.ic-cap.org/).

I am in the editorial board of several journals and my research appeared in several media platforms. I am a chartered psychologist (CPsychol) and holds an Associate Fellowship with the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

Areas of specialism

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Premature Children
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Education and Aspiration
  • Cancer Patient's Psychological Wellbeing and Quality of Life
  • The wellbeing of refugee children

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology (University of Warwick - 2008)
  • MSc in Applied Developmental Psychology (Hertfordshire University - 1999)
  • BSc in Psychology (Ben-Gurion University - 1996)

Professional membership

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Chartered Psychologist

Publications

Number of items: 46.

Article

El-Khodary, Basel and Samara, Muthanna (2019) The mediating role of trait emotional intelligence, prosocial behaviour, parental support and parental psychological control on the relationship between war trauma, and PTSD and depression. Journal of Research in Personality, 81, pp. 246-256. ISSN (print) 0092-6566

Samara, Muthanna, Foody, Mairead, Gobel, Kristin, Altawil, Mohamed and Scheithauer, Herbert (2019) Do cross-national and ethnic group bullying comparisons represent reality? Testing instruments for structural equivalence and structural isomorphism. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, p. 1621. ISSN (online) 1664-1078

Foody, Mairead, Samara, Muthanna and O'Higgins Norman, James (2019) Bullying by siblings and peers : poly-setting victimization and the association with problem behaviours and depression. British Journal of Educational Psychology, ISSN (print) 0007-0998 (Epub Ahead of Print)

El-Khodary, Basel and Samara, Muthanna (2019) The relationship between multiple exposures to violence and war trauma, and mental health and behavioural problems among Palestinian children and adolescents. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN (print) 1018-8827 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Samara, Muthanna, El Asam, Aiman, Khadaroo, Ameerah and Hammuda, Sara (2019) Examining the psychological wellbeing of refugee children and the role of friendship and bullying. British Journal of Educational Psychology, ISSN (print) 0007-0998 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Al‐Dewik, Nader, Ali, Alaa, Mahmoud, Yassmin, Shahbeck, Noora, Ali, Rehab, Mahmoud, Laila, Al‐Mureikhi, Mariam, Al‐Mesaifri, Fatma, Musa, Sara, El‐Akouri, Karen, AlMulla, Mariam, Al Saadi, Reem, Nasrallah, Gheyath, Samara, Muthanna, Abdoh, Ghassan, Al Rifai, Hilal, Haberle, Johannes, Thony, Beat, Kruger, Warren, Blom, Henk J and Ben‐Omran, Tawfeg (2019) Natural history, with clinical, biochemical and molecular characterization, of classical homocystinuria in the Qatari population. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, ISSN (print) 0141-8955 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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

El-Khodary, Basel and Samara, Muthanna (2018) The effect of exposure to war-traumatic events, stressful life events, and other variables on mental health of Palestinian children and adolescents in the 2012 Gaza War. The Lancet, 391(Sup.1), S6-S6. ISSN (print) 0140-6736

Foody, Mairead, Samara, Muthanna and O'Higgans Norman, James (2017) Bullying and cyberbullying studies in the school-aged population on the island of Ireland : a meta-analysis. British Journal of Education Psychology, 87(4), pp. 535-557. ISSN (print) 0007-0998

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

Wolke, Dieter, Bilgin, Ayten and Samara, Muthanna (2017) Systematic review and meta-analysis : fussing and crying durations and prevalence of colic in infants. The Journal of Pediatrics, 185, pp. 55-61. ISSN (print) 0022-3476

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

Al-Dewik, Nader I, Morsi, Hisham M, Samara, Muthanna M, Ghasoub, Rola S, Gnanam, Cinquea C, Bhaskaran, Subi K, Nashwan, Abdulqadir J, Al-Jurf, Rana M, Ismail, Mohamed A, AlSharshani, Mohammed M, AlSayab, Ali A, Ben-Omran, Tawfeg I, Khatib, Rani B and Yassin, Mohamed A (2016) Is adherence to Imatinib Mesylate treatment among patients with chronic myeloid leukemia associated with better clinical outcomes in Qatar? Clinical Medicine Insights : Oncology, 10, pp. 95-104. ISSN (online) 1179-5549

Foody, Mairead, Samara, Muthanna and Carlbring, Per (2015) A review of cyberbullying and suggestions for online psychological therapy. Internet Interventions, 2(3), pp. 235-242. ISSN (online) 2214-7829

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

Lereya, Suzet Tanya, Samara, Muthanna and Wolke, Dieter (2013) Parenting behavior and the risk of becoming a victim and a bully/victim: A meta-analysis study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(12), pp. 1091-1108. ISSN (print) 0145-2134

Wolke, Dieter, Chernova, Julia, Eryigit-Madzwamuse, Suna, Samara, Muthanna, Zwierzynska, Karolina and Petrou, Stavros (2013) Self and parent perspectives on health-related quality of life of adolescents born very preterm. Journal Of Pediatrics, 163(4), pp. 1020-1026. ISSN (print) 0022-3476

Smith, Peter K., Kupferberg, Allison, Mora-Merchan, Joaquin A., Samara, Muthanna, Bosley, Sue and Osborn, Rob (2012) A content analysis of school anti-bullying policies: a follow-up after six years. Educational Psychology in Practice, 28(1), pp. 47-70. ISSN (print) 0266-7363

Wolke, Dieter, Woods, Sarah and Samara, Muthanna (2010) Who escapes or remains a victim of bullying in primary school? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27(4), pp. 835-851. ISSN (print) 0261-510X

Samara, Muthanna, Johnson, Samantha, Lamberts, Koen, Marlow, Neil and Wolke, Dieter (2010) Eating problems at age 6 years in a whole population sample of extremely preterm children. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 52(2), e16-e22. ISSN (print) 0012-1622

Waylen, Andrea E., Ford, Tamsin, Goodman, Robert, Samara, Muthanna and Wolke, Dieter (2009) Can early intake of dietary omega-3 predict childhood externalizing behaviour? Acta Paediatrica, 98(11), pp. 1805-1808. ISSN (print) 0803-5253

Wolke, D., Waylen, A., Samara, M., Steer, C., Goodman, R., Ford, T. and Lamberts, K. (2009) Selective drop-out in longitudinal studies and non-biased prediction of behaviour disorders. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 195(3), pp. 249-256. ISSN (print) 0007-1250

Samara, Muthanna, Marlow, Neil and Wolke, Dieter (2008) Pervasive behavior problems at 6 years of age in a total-population sample of children born at <=25 weeks of gestation. Pediatrics, 122(3), pp. 562-573. ISSN (print) 0031-4005

Samara, Muthanna and Smith, Peter K. (2008) How schools tackle bullying, and the use of whole school policies: changes over the last decade. Educational Psychology, 28(6), pp. 663-676. ISSN (print) 0144-3410

Wolke, Dieter, Samara, Muthanna, Bracewell, Melanie and Marlow, Neil (2008) Specific language difficulties and school achievement in children born at 25 Weeks of gestation or less. The Journal of Pediatrics, 152(2), 256-262.e1. ISSN (print) 0022-3476

Smith, Peter K., Smith, Cherise, Osborn, Rob and Samara, Muthanna (2008) A content analysis of school anti‐bullying policies: progress and limitations. Educational Psychology in Practice, 24(1), pp. 1-12. ISSN (print) 0266-7363

Altawil, M., Harrold, D. and Samara, M. (2008) Children of war in Palestine. Children in War : The International Journal of Evacuee and War Child Studies, 1(5), pp. 7-14. ISSN (print) 1745-7211

Marlow, Neil, Wolke, Dieter, Bracewell, Melanie A. and Samara, Muthanna (2005) Neurologic and developmental disability at six years of age after extremely preterm birth. The New England Journal of Medicine, 352(1), pp. 9-19. ISSN (print) 0028-4793

Wolke, Dieter and Samara, Muthanna M. (2004) Bullied by siblings: association with peer victimisation and behaviour problems in Israeli lower secondary school children. The Journal Of Child Psychology And Psychiatry And Allied Disciplines, 45(5), pp. 1015-1029. ISSN (print) 0021-9630

Book Section

Shaltout, Eman, Samara, Muthanna, Morsi, Hisham, Khattab, Azhar and Al-Dewik, Nader (2019) Psychological comorbidities in autism spectrum disorders. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Personalized food intervention and therapy for autism spectrum disorder management. New York, U.S. : Springer. (In Press)

Altawil, M., Nel, P.W., Asker, A., Samara, M. and Harrold, D. (2008) The effects of chronic war trauma among Palestinian children. In: Parsons, M., (ed.) Children: the invisible victims of war: an interdisciplinary study. Peterborough, U.K. : DSM Technical Publications Ltd. ISBN 9780954722944

Wolke, Dieter, Samara, Muthanna and Woods, Sarah (2005) Creating characters and social relationships of those involved in bullying: description and implications for new approaches to intervention. In: Tsuchiya, M. , Soeda, K. and Oride, K., (eds.) Eliminating bullying in schools – Japan and the world [Nakuso Gakko no Ijime – Nippon to Sekai]. Kyoto, Japan : Minerva. ISBN 9784623043644

Conference or Workshop Item

Samara, M.P., Smith, P., Davidson, J., Terry, P., Hamerton, C., Penson, M. and Al Jaber, M. (2012) Comparative study of cyberbullying in Qatar and the UK: risk factors, impact on health and solutions. In: Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Interface between Science and Practice; 19 Oct 2012, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)

Samara, Muthanna, Davidson, Julia, Terry, Philip, Hamerton, Christopher, Penson, Mark and Al Jaber, Mohammed (2012) Comparative study of cyberbullying in Qatar and the UK: risk factors, impact on health and solutions. In: International Conference on Cyberbullying: COST IS0801; 28-29 June 2012, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

Wolke, Dieter, Samara, Muthanna and Alvarez, M. (2011) Meta–analysis of fuss/cry durations and colic prevalence across countries. In: 11th International Infant Cry Research Workshop: Infant Crying and Parenting: Brain, Behavior and Hormones; 08 - 10 Jun 2011, Zeist, The Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Samara, Muthanna and Wolke, Dieter (2011) A longitudinal study of precursors of bullying involvement in primary school children in a British cohort. In: SRCD 2011 Biennial Meeting; 30 Mar - 02 Apr 2011, Montreal, Canada. (Unpublished)

Sapouna, M. and Samara, Muthanna (2008) Bullying: why does it happen and what can we do about it? In: Ban Bullying at Work Day; 07 Nov 2008, Warwick, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Wolke, Dieter and Samara, Muthanna (2008) Digit ratio (2D:4D) and child developmental psychopathology. In: XXIX International Congress of Psychology; 20-25 Jul 2008, Berlin, Germany. (Unpublished)

Wolke, Dieter, Woods, Sarah and Samara, Muthanna (2008) Peer hierarchies and stability of victimisation behaviour over 2 to 4 years. In: 30th ISPA conference; 08 - 13 Jul 2008, Utrecht, The Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Wolke, Dieter, Samara, Muthanna and Meyer, Renate (2008) Developmental consequences of regulation problems in infancy and ADHD. In: XVIth International Conference on Infant Studies; 27-29 Mar 2008, Vancouver, Canada. (Unpublished)

Samara, Muthanna, Wolke, D., Waylen, A., Goodman, R., Ford, T. and Beverage, M. (2006) Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and conduct disorders and involvement in different bullying roles in a British community sample. In: International Conference on Child Cohort Studies; 12-14 Sep 2006, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Waylen, A., Ford, T., Goodman, R., Samara, M., Beverage, M., Rogers, I. and Wolke, D. (2006) Is dietary omega-3 important in the psychiatric diagnosis of externalising behavior in children? In: International Conference on Child Cohort Studies; 12-14 Sep 2006, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Waylen, Andrea, Wolke, Dieter, Goodman, Robert, Ford, Tamsin and Samara, Muthanna (2005) Behavioral disorders and accident involvement in children in a British longitudinal cohort. In: SRCD 2005 Biennial Meeting; 07 - 10 Apr 2005, Atlanta, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Monograph

Smith, Peter and Samara, Muthanna (2003) Evaluation of the DfES anti bullying pack. (Project Report) Department for Education. 5 p.

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