Faisal is a HCPC Registered Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. His professional work has centred on mental health and he has specialised in working with forensic patients.
While managing a forensic mental health unit, Faisal became interested in the application of Health Psychology theories, frameworks and principles within these settings. His work has focused on optimising the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of patients while exploring concepts such as coping, social support and illness perceptions. He completed his Professional Doctorate (DPsych Health) at City, University of London and worked as a visiting Lecturer at University College London.
Faisal’s principle area of research has centred on adherence to treatment and the development of the therapeutic relationship, particularly the impact of illicit drug use, social support, side effects and illness perceptions on adherence to anti-psychotic medication. He joined the Department of Psychology and Wellbeing in January 2020 and lectures on the MSc in Health Psychology and the Undergraduate Psychology programme.