Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Mr. Samiul Hossain

Full Time Faculty
Lecturer  (On Study Leave)

M.Sc. in Clincial Psychology, Leiden Unviersity, The Netherlands.
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Samiul Hossain is a lecturer at the department of public health. Samiul completed his MSc in Clinical Psychology from Leiden University, The Netherlands (The oldest university in Netherlands). Samiul is a Clinical Psychologist by profession and trained in different countries including, Bangladesh, Botswana, South Africa, and France. Samiul is one of the few Bangladeshi clinical psychologists who managed to study psychology and practice (with a license) in foreign countries. Prior to take this position, Samiul worked in different countries and different organizations as a clinical psychologist/ program manager. His main research interest falls into the area of adolescents’ psychopathology, early intervention and prevention. Samiul is an ardent follower of sports, loves to visit new places and a bookworm.


  1. Garnefski N, Hossain S, Kraaij V (2017) Relationships between maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies and psychopathology in adolescents from Bangladesh. Arch Depress Anxiety 3(2): 023-029. DOI:
  2. Rahman, M.M., & Hossain, S. Facilitating Psychological Literacy in Bangaldesh: Struggle and Experience of Establishing Professional Identiy and Quality of Academic and Applied Psychologists (Paper accepted for presentation in the 31st International Congress of Psychology, will be held in Yokohama, Japana, July, 24-29, 2016). 
  3. Hossain, S, Garnefski, N, & Kraaij, V. Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) Bengali version: Translation, Adaption and Validation. Conference paper. The 4th Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Conference, 2014.
  4. Hossain, S., & Keya, M.K. Perceived parental attitude and aggression amongst adults: A correlational study. International Journal of Psychology Special Issue: XXX International Congress of Psychology, 47: sup1, 241-287, DOI:10.1080/00207594.2012.709096
  5. Rahman, M.M,. & Hossain, S. Requirement of international monitoring in licensing foreign trained psychologists by a national psychology board. International Journal of Psychology Special Issue: XXX International Congress of Psychology, 47 sup1, 641-648, DOI:10.1080/00207594.2012.709121


  • Begom Azizinnesa Gold Medal, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • The University of Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarship, United Kingdom.
  • Institute of Work, Health & Organisations (I-WHO) scholarship, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
  • Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS), The Netherlands.
  • Curatorenfonds, Institute of psychology travel grant (Research grants from Leiden University).
  • Second best paper award at the 4th Bangaldesh Clinical Psychology conference. 

1. MSc. in Psychology (specialisation Clinical Psychology), Passing year: April, 2014, Faculty of Social and Behaviour Sciences, Institute of Psychology,  Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands.

 2. MS (Master of Science) in Clinical Psychology, Passing year: 2008 (First class 1st position), Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 3. BSc (Bachelor of Science) (Honours) in Psychology, Passing year: 2007, Department of Psychology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. 

1. December, 2013 to February, 2014, research intern in Leiden University under the supervision of Nadia Garnefski. 

  • January, 2015 to December, 2015 Program Manager, Mental Health  & Care Practices department, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) International, Cox’s Bazar base, Bangladesh mission.
  • August, 2014 to December, 2014, Clinical Psychologist, private practitioner. 
  • September 2009 to January, 2013, Clinical Psychologist, Ministry of Health, Botswana.
  • December, 2008 to September, 2009, Consultant: psychosocial services, Acid Survivors Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Febuary, 2008 to August, 2008, Consultant, Naripakhha, Project: Trainig police officers on communicatig effectively with service receivers. 
  • June, 2008 to December, 2008, Voluntary trainer, International Federation of Red cross and Red Crescent Societies, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1. Introduction to Public Health (PBH101)
2. Introduction to Public Health Lab (PBH101L). 

Course in development stage: 

1. Introduction to the science of happiness and wellbeing.

  • Registered clinical psychologist in Botswana (practicing license no: R. CPsych.-2012-HPOOOQ06628)
  • Member of New Zealand Psychological Society (FAPS).
  • Member of Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Society.
  • Former member of Association of Psychological Science. (APS), USA.
  • Former member of British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Working member of International Project on Competence in Psychology (IPCP).

Developmental psychopathology, Adolescents psychopathology and mental health issues, cognitive emotion regualtion, emotion regulation, early intervention and prevention of psychological difficulties, malnutirion and its assocaition with psychological factors, working alliances and therapeutic outcomes, behavioural aspects on health.