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Riaz Fahad

Academic Qualification

  • MS Clinical Psychology - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), University of Punjab
  • PhD Psychology - Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Sunway Campus
  • MSc Psychology - Masters Degree, Preston University
  • Advanced Diploma in Clinical Psychology - Post Graduate Diploma, University of the Punjab
  • Bachelors of Arts - Bachelor Degree, Bahaudin Zakarya University

Riaz Fahad (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile


Area of Specialisation

  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Psychology ~ Other Psychology n.e.c

Professional Membership

  • 2019 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (International Member), Malaysian Society for Clinical Psychology

Teaching Responsibilities

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
PRACTICUM I : CLINICAL AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
PSYCHOTHERAPIES: THEORY AND PRACTICE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
RESEARCH PAPER I 2022/2023 2020/2021

Research Projects

No data
2019 - Present Examining the news framing effect of ideological narratives on radicalisation.

Award & Recognition

30 Sep, 2020 RepliCATs Grant Award for COVID19 Workshop Sept 2020 - University of Melbourne International
30 Sep, 2020 RepliCATs Grant Award for COVID19 Workshop Sept 2020 - University of Melbourne International



2022 A qualitative study on violent extremists and news media: how Malaysian online news framed violent extremist groups involved in the Syrian civil war. e-Bangi, 19 (4) pp. 15-30
2021 Acceptance and commitment therapy for individuals having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a scoping review. Heliyon, 7 (8) pp. 1-9
2021 Barriers and facilitators to mental health care: a systematic review in Pakistan. International Journal of Mental Health, () pp. 1-39
2021 Mental health literacy: a systematic review of knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders in Malaysia. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, () pp.
2021 Religion and mental health among older adults in Thailand: a national survey study. Mental Health Review Journal, () pp. 1-12
2021 Validity and reliability of the Urdu version of the McLean screening instrument for borderline personality disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 12 () pp.
2020 A systematic review of mental health literacy in Pakistan. Asia Pacific Psychiatry, () pp. 1-10
2020 Building resilience and maintaining mental health during MCO (Movement Control Order). Emotional and Psychological Support : IIUM Emotional and Psychological Support Site, 11th April 2020 () pp.
2020 Exploring stress coping strategies of frontline emergency health workers dealing Covid-19 in Pakistan: a qualitative inquiry. American Journal of Infection Control, () pp. 1-7
2020 Prevalence of and factors contributing to glue sniffing in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region: a scoping review and meta-analysis. Substance Use & Misuse, 55 (5) pp. 752-762
2020 Prevalence of mental health problems in women in polygamous versus monogamous marriages: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Women's Mental Health, () pp.
2020 Public perception about the Zika virus in working professionals: a qualitative inquiry. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 41 (2) pp. 199-2017
2020 The satisfaction with life scale: psychometric properties in Pakistani population. Medical Journal of The Islamic Republic of Iran, 34 (159) pp. 1-6
2019 Cognitive behavior therapy with a migrant Pakistani in Malaysia: a single case study of conversion disorder. Jurnal Psikologi Malaysia, 33 (2) pp. 45-64
2019 Health literacy studies conducted in Australia: a scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (7) pp. 1-32
2019 Mental health literacy in Pakistan: a narrative review. Mental Health Review Journal, 25 (1) pp. 63-74
2019 The cultural, family and community factors for resilience in Southeast Asian indigenous communities: a systematic review. Journal of Community Psychology, 47 (7) pp. 1750-1771
2019 Xylophagia: a meta-synthesis of the literature. Mental Health Review Journal, 24 (4) pp. 275-297
2018 Factor structure of Urdu version of the flourishing scale. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (SEP) pp. 1-11
2018 Mental health conceptualization and resilience factors in the Kalasha youth: An indigenous ethnic and religious minority community in Pakistan. Frontiers in Public Health, () pp. 1-13
2017 “We are the soul, pearl and beauty of Hindu Kush Mountains”: exploring resilience and psychological wellbeing of Kalasha, an ethnic and religious minority group in Pakistan. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 12 (1) pp.
2017 Determinant factors of deprassion: a survey among university students. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, () pp.
2017 Sexual conflicts in panic disorder: a multi-case study. Mental Health Review Journal, 22 (4) pp. 300-314
2016 Beliefs and perception about mental health issues: a meta-synthesis. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, () pp. 2807-2818
2013 Perception of mental health in Pakistani nomads: An interpretative phenomenological analyses. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 8 (1) pp. 1-9
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Innovative application of qualitative method in studying indigenous community’s mental health. In: The 16th International Postgraduate Research Colloquium (IPRC 2019),