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Sajid Humayun

Dr Sajid Humayun BA Hons, PhD

Sajid Humayun

Dr Sajid Humayun
BA Hons, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Sajid Humayun is a Senior Lecturer for Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Sajid initially joined the university in 2013, having since moved department to become a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. 

He is programme leader for MSc Child and Adolescent Psychology, and course coordinates the Current Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychology (MSc), Advanced Developmental Psychology (MSc), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (BSc Hons/MSc), and Criminological and Forensic Psychology (BSc Hons).

Posts held previously:

  • 2013-15, Lecturer, Criminology, School of Law, University of Greenwich
  • 2012-13, Senior Lecturer, Psychology and Head of Research, Newham College University Centre
  • 2012-12, Research Associate/Teaching Fellow, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London
  • 2007-12, Project Lead, National Academy for Parenting Practitioners, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
  • Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Programme leader MSc Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Course coordinator for Current Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychology, MSc Child and Adolescent Psychology programme
  • Course coordinator for Criminological and Forensic Psychology, BSc Hons programmes
  • Course leader for Advanced Developmental Psychology, MSc Conversion Psychology
  • Course leader for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, BSc Hons programmes and MSc Child and Adolescent Psychology and MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme
  • Research and Enterprise, University of Greenwich: Early career researcher award to attend and present at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 2014
  • British Council: To attend and present at early career workshop 'Psychiatry Meets Criminology', Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013

Reviewer:

  • Grant reviewer: National Institute for Health Research and Northern Ireland Health Authority
  • Ad hoc reviewer: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry; Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology; PLOS One; Journal of Adolescence; and Criminal Behavior and Mental Health

Memberships/other:

  • Member of Early Intervention Foundation evidence panel on Interventions for High Risk Youth
  • External examiner: BSc Psychology, University of Winchester

Sajid is interested in how behaviour is transmitted from generation to generation. This is explored through research in two specific areas: the development of conduct problems, delinquency and psychopathic traits; and considering environmental factors such as parenting, attachment and abuse, as well as genetic factors.  His second area involves evaluating interventions for delinquency, psychopathy and conduct problems.

He completed a PhD in 2006 in Developmental Psychology at Goldsmiths College on imitation in toddlers.

Funded research projects

  • Research and Enterprise, University of Greenwich: Theory of Mind, parenting, and transition to primary school: A longitudinal study. (role: PI), 2015
  • Research and Enterprise, University of Greenwich: What aspects of the parent-child relationship are associated with antisocial behaviour? Informing the design of a new parenting intervention for adolescent antisocial behaviour, conduct disorder and youth crime (role: PI), 2014
  • Research and Enterprise, University of Greenwich: Personality, cognitive and social factors in children with anti-social behaviour (PI: P. Maras; role: CI), 2014
  • Department for Education: The Study of Adolescents Family Experiences: A randomised controlled trial of functional family therapy for young offenders and antisocial youth (PI: S. Scott; role: project lead), 2007

Humayun, S., Herlitz, L., Chesnokov, M., Doolan, M., Landau, S., & Scott, S. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of Functional Family Therapy for offending and antisocial behavior in UK youth. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, DOI:10.1111/jcpp.12743

Humayun, S. (2017)​ Conduct Disorder: Overview. In: A.E. Wenzel, ed., The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Humayun, S. (2017)​ Conduct Disorder: Treatment. In: A.E. Wenzel, ed., The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Humayun, S. and Scott, S. (2017). Early intervention to prevent lifelong consequences of childhood antisocial behaviour and social exclusion. In M. Israelashvili & J. Romano (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science. New York: Cambridge University Press.

O'Connor, T.G., Humayun, S., Briskman, J. and Scott, S. (2016). Sensitivity to parenting in adolescents with Callous-Unemotional traits: Observational and experimental findings. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(4), pp. 502-513.

Humayun, S. (2015). We need to invest in early intervention services to improve lives and save money. Campaign for Social Science. [online].  

Humayun, S. and Scott, S. (2015). Evidence-based interventions for violent behavior in children and adolescents. In: J. Lindert, I. Levav, and M. Weisskopf, M. eds., Violence and Mental Health: Short and Long Term Impact on Affected Populations. New York: Springer.

Humayun, S. and Scott, S. (2014). The management of antisocial behaviour in childhood. In: S. Huline-Dickens ed., Clinical Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Humayun, S., Kahn, R., Frick, P.J. and Viding, E. (2014). Callous-unemotional traits and anxiety in a community sample of seven year olds. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43(1), pp. 36-42.

Allen, J.L., Briskman, J., Humayun, S., Dadds, M. and Scott, S. (2013). Heartless and cunning? Verbal ability in adolescents with antisocial behavior and psychopathic traits. Psychiatry Research, 210(3), pp. 1147-1153.

Scott, S., Briskman, J., Woolgar, M., Humayun, S. and O'Connor, T.G. (2011). Attachment in adolescence: Overlap with parenting and unique prediction of behavioural adjustment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, pp. 1052-1062.

Scott, S. and Humayun, S. (2011). Parenting programmes for conduct problems. In D. Skuse, H. Bruce, L. Dowdney, and D. Mrazek, eds., Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Frameworks for Practice. Oxford: Blackwell.

Herlitz, L. and Humayun, S. (2010). Youth offending: A Family Affair? The Magistrate, March/April, pp. 2-3.

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O'Connor, T, Scott, S., & Humayun, S. (June, 2017). Attachment security in adolescence: Origins in childhood parenting quality, relation to offending, and contribution to psychopathy. Symposium at the International Attachment Conference. London, UK.

Humayun, S., O'Connor, T., Briskman, J. and Scott, S. (2015). The relationship between attachment, parental supervision and antisocial behaviour in adolescents. [Poster].The British Psychological Society Developmental Section and Social Section Annual Conference, September, Manchester, UK.

Humayun, S., Oliver, B.R., Malpass, E., Chesnokov, M. and Scott, S. (2015). Drowned Out? Household chaos negates the effect of positive parenting on non-violent antisocial behaviour in juvenile delinquents. [Poster]. The Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, March, Philadelphia, USA.

Humayun, S. and Pearce, J. (2015). Functional Family Therapy in the UK: Clinical practice, implementation and evaluation. The Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Emanuel Miller Conference, March, London, UK.

Scott, S. and Humayun, S. (2015). Will it work in the UK? A randomized controlled trial of Functional Family Therapy for young offenders in England. The Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Winter Institute Day, February, London, UK.

Humayun, S., Viding, E., Cheng, V., Briskman, J. and Scott, S. (2014). Early experience of abuse and the development of psychopathic traits in adolescence. The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November, San Francisco, USA.

Humayun, S., Herlitz, L., Doolan, M., Landau, S. and Scott, S. (2014). A randomised controlled trial of Functional Family Therapy for young offenders. European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Congress, May Manchester, UK.

Humayun, S., O'Connor, T., Briskman, J. and Scott, S. (2014). Etiology and adolescent outcomes of oppositional defiant disorder subtypes in middle childhood. [Poster]. British Council/FAPESP Psychiatry Meets Criminology Workshop, March, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Danese, A., Gilbert, R., Humayun, S. and Scott, S. (2010). Child maltreatment: Integrating evidence to improve outcomes. Symposium at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference, October, Oxford, UK.

Humayun, S. (2010). Efficient social learning: Imitation and emulation in toddlers. BPS Developmental Psychology Section Conference, September, London, UK.

Asmussen, K., Allen, J. and Humayun, S. (2010,). The role of the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners. Symposium at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Annual Conference, July, Manchester, UK.

Humayun, S. and Pearse, J. (2010). Evidence based parenting and family interventions. East of England: Parenting Teens Conference, February, Duxford, UK.

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