Middlesex University Dubai successfully hosted the Fifth National Conference of Applied Psychological Research in the Middle East, organised by Dr. Anita Shrivastava Kashi (Programme Coordinator for School of Psychology), Ms. Bianca Bertl (Lecturer in Psychology) and our excellent Psychology team. The conference held on March 23rd in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16 Knowledge Park attracted an extensive audience of approximately 75 people representing different universities, clinics and organizations in the region.
In total there were 10 oral presentations by faculty and professionals from external institutions on topics ranging from clinical to organisational psychology from qualitative insights to quantitative studies. In the afternoon, five student groups presented their research findings in a poster session. This was very well-received by conference attendees who noted the high quality of student research.
This year’s conference involved the addition of a panel discussion. The topic under consideration by our panel of experts was ‘Behavioral Health Issues among Expatriates’. Panel speakers came from diverse fields including sport, nutrition, and psychology. The beneficial and thought-provoking discussions following the scientific oral presentations and panel discussion resulted in new insights from scientist practitioners, and future collaborative research projects.