Academic Team - Dr Marat Zagidullin, Lecturer in Psychology

Academic Team

Dr Marat Zagidullin | Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Marat ZagidullinDr Marat Zagidullin comes from an interdisciplinary background with his Master’s degree in English from Bergen University, Norway (1999), and his Doctoral degree from the interdisciplinary PhD programme in social psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA (2009). Marat taught social sciences at Bahcesehir University and Suleyman Sah University in Istanbul, Turkey for 6 years before joining the University of Reading Malaysia as a Lecturer in Psychology in 2017.

Marat’s research focus is on individuals’ experiences of larger social processes, as well as social and cultural factors that influence cognitive processes and attitudes. As a Fellow of Higher Education Academy,  Marat is actively involved in teaching undergraduate modules in research methods and applied psychology areas.  At his time at UoRM, Marat has served on the UoRM Staff Forum (1 year), UoRM Research Ethics Committee (3 years), and is currently the Public engagement, recruitment, and outreach coordinator for the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences.



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Speciality areas

Social psychology
Risk perceptions

Highest qualification and awarding body

PhD in Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

UoRM programmes taught/supervised

BSc (Hons) Psychology:

PY1PIW – Psychology in the workplace
PY2RMP – Research Methods in Psychology
PY3CCP – Communicating Current Psychology
PY3CUP – Cultural Psychology
PY3P - Project

Research interests

Communication, understanding, culture
Social cognition and literature
Social media use
Applied psychology

Current projects

Experiences of ambulance drivers in traffic-congested megacities

Experiences of teachers of literature in secondary schools in Malaysia

Signalling non-understanding in communication

Teaching at an international branch campus

Recent publications


Zagidullin, M., Aziz, N., & Kozhahmet. S. (2021). Government policies and attitudes to social media use among users in Turkey: The role of awareness of policies, political involvement, online trust, and party identification. Technology in Society, 67, 101708.


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