Professor Hisham Abu-Rayya Adjunct Professor, Psychology

Abu-Rayya is a social- cultural psychologist. His PhD degree completed at the University of Cambridge (2005) was supported by the Overseas Research Student Award (ORS) from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom and Gates Cambridge Scholarship, the University of Cambridge, with both awards being awarded to outstanding candidates. He joined the School of Psychology at La Trobe University in 2011 and now he holds an Adjunct Professorship appointment with the school.

Primary Research Interests:

Cross-cultural transitions/Acculturation, and adjustment.
Inter-group relations and prejudice reduction.
Psychology of religion/Religiosity, personality, & mental health.
Mixed-ethnic/cultural/faith marriages and adjustment.

Secondary Research Interests:

Deficient neurodevelopment, cognitive and behavioural functioning in children.
Childhood trauma exposure and cognitive functioning.
Environmental Health and biostatistics.
Statistics, methodology, and data theory.


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