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Research interests

Dr. Hamed Seddighi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Groningen in the Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology Department. He obtained his PhD in 2022 within the Campus Fryslan at the University of Groningen (Department of Governance and Innovation). His main research interest is the mental health of children and youth who are exposed to various stressful life-events (including the Groningen earthquakes). He presented at several prestigious national and international scientific meetings. He is the Associate Editor of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness Journal (Cambridge Publication). He has acted as an ad-hoc reviewer for several scientific journals.

In addition to his research work, Hamed has ten years of experience in executive positions in the Iranian Red Crescent Society (equivalent to the Red Cross) including Deputy for Youth, and Deputy of Education, Research & Technology. During these ten years, he collaborated with various international humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, ICRC, and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Center of the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies). In addition, he was the Dean for the Red Cross Applied Science University in Iran (Yazd Province). He helped develop nine bachelor programs increasing the number of students.

 

Publications

Child Abuse in Natural Disasters and Conflicts: A Systematic Review

A Safe Home? A Qualitative Study into the Experiences of Adolescents Growing Up in the Dutch Area Impacted by Earthquakes Induced by Gas Extraction

Psychosocial Safety Climate of Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Iran: A Policy Analysis

Trust in Humanitarian Aid from the Earthquake in 2017 to COVID-19 in Iran: A Policy Analysis

The effect of social determinants of health on quality of life among Afghan refugees in Iran during the COVID-19 pandemic: a path analysis

Education of Afghan refugee children in Iran: A structured review of policies

eHealth tools to assess the neurological function for research, in absence of the neurologist: a systematic review, part I (software)

Clinical and Socio-Demographic Variables Associated With Long COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Study

Indigenous communities and climate-related hazards: A protocol for a systematic review

Non-formal disaster education programs for school students in Iran: A qualitative study of the challenges experienced by stakeholders

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Press/media

Role of Youth in changing behaviors

Investing for tomorrow: Red Cross strategies in different countries for youth participation