BSc (Sociology) - Goethe University Frankfurt
MSc (Social Sciences) - University of Southampton
MSc (Psychology) - University of Essex
PhD (Applied Psychology) - University of Liverpool/School of Dentistry
Research Fellow - Department of Psychology, Social and Health Psychology Lab, University of Hong Kong
Dr Montasem is a trained behavioural and health promotion practitioner and Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychology Society (BPS). He has built over the last fifteen years a strong expertise in medically related topics including psychological health, well-being and behaviour change.
He led for over six years as Senior Lecturer and Theme Lead the Social, Behavioural and Population Health theme in the School of Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire. During this time, he also played a strategic role as research lead for two newly established University centres. Prior to this, Dr Montasem taught, researched and worked globally, including in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong and as an Assistant Professor in Occupational Health Psychology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. During his time as a Leadership Fellow at Harvard University, he co-led the clinical leadership and practice management programme in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology. He obtained his Mersey Deanery funded PhD on 'Determinants of Well-Being and Job Satisfaction' from Liverpool’s Faculty of Medicine.