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Details of Dr. Akib Ul Huque


Education

BSc (Hons) in Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, First class first position (2004)

MS in Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, First class first position (2006)

PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK (2016)

Research Interest

My primary research interest is in perceptual and decisional processes underlying illness and psychological disorders, specifically those related to medically unexplained symptoms and hallucinatory experiences, with the eventual goal of developing treatments for them.

My research website:

http://www.studyperception.com

Research Experience

PhD:

Drs. Richard Brown and Ellen Poliakoff of the University of Manchester supervised my PhD works, which involved six laboratory experiments investigating the effects of operant conditioning on somatosensory false alarms, sequential relationship between somatosensory experiences, hearing of illusory voices, and cross-modal perception.

Honours project and Master’s thesis:

My honours project and master’s thesis investigated the relationships of personality and demographic variables with subjective well-being. Prof. Q S M Ilyas of the Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka supervised these studies.

Ongoing research projects:

1. Development and validation of a continuous somatosensory signal detection task (to produce and study illusory perceptual experiences in the laboratory which are analogous to medically unexplained symptoms).

2. Development and validation of a voice discrimination task (to study psychosis in healthy as well as in clinical participants).

3. Investigating the effects of illness memory activation on somatic symptoms.

Student’s research project:

Currently, I am supervising five undergraduate and one MPhil research students.

Teaching Experience

Teaching positions:

Assistant professor, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka since May 11, 2011.

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka from January 08, 2008 to May 10, 2011.

Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, East West University, Bangladesh from May 10, 2007 to January 1, 2008.

Teaching assistant at the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK (2013-2015).

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught:

Psychological testing 

Statistics in psychology 

Abnormal psychology

Positive psychology

Publications

Huque, A. U., Poliakoff, E., & Brown, R. J. (2017). Effects of learning on somatosensory decision-making and experiences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146 (11), 1631-1648.

Huque, A. U., Heaney, A., Poliakoff, E., & Brown, R. J. (2017). Development and validation of a voice-hearing task for research on auditory verbal hallucinations and auditory misperception. Psychosis, 9(4), 338-346.

Wong, S., Bucci, S., Huque, A. U., Hartley, S., Brown, R. J., & Berry, K. (2017). An analogue study investigating voice-hearing following exposure to stressful material. Psychosis, 1–3. doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2017.1392588

Uddin, A. Z. M. R, Kawser, U., Jony, R. D., & Huque, A. U. (2017). Translation and adaptation of parentalchild attachment scale in Bangla. Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences, 26(2), 117-123.

Rahman, S. T., Wadud, N., Huque, A. U., Shimul, A. M., Hossain, M. S., Hossain, K. N., Parvez, M. (2012). Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 2009 ‘Aila’ victims in costal Bangladesh. The Dhaka University Journal of Psychology, 36, 121-125.

Karmaker, C., & Huque, A. U. (2012). Juvenile delinquency and perceived parental acceptance and rejection. The Dhaka University Journal of Psychology, 36, 113-120.

Uddin, M. K., Huque, A. U., & Shimul, A. M. (2011). Adaptation of the Beck Youth Inventories of Emotional and Social Impairment for Use in Bangladesh. The Dhaka University Journal of Psychology, 35, 65-80.

Hossain, K. N., & Huque, A. U. (2010). Effects of Social Support and Social Undermining on Subjective Well-Being. The Dhaka University Journal of Psychology, 34, 30-38.

Huque, A. U., & Shultana, T. (2010). Effects of Abuse and Perpetrator Status on Child’s Self-Esteem. The Dhaka University Journal of Psychology, 34, 68-75.

Huque, A. U. (2009). Can happiness predict self-disclosure? The Dhaka University Journal of Psychology, 33, 21-33.

Huque, A. U. (2008). Demographic and personality correlates of subjective well-being. The Dhaka University Journal of Psychology, 32, 105-115.

Ilyas, Q. S. M., & Huque, A. U. (2007). Relation of self-esteem and locus of control with affective well-being. The Dhaka University Journal of Psychology, 31, 23-32.