Professional Career

since 2020 Psychologist at the City Youth Welfare Office, City of Munich
since 2018 Research Associate, Chair of Diversity Sociology, Department of Sports and Health Sciences, Technical University Munich
2013-2018 Trainer for „Working with Refugee Patients“, Waitemata District Health Board, New Zealand
2017 Research Officer, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
2013-2017 Teaching & Research Assistant, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
2013 Adjunct Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
2011-2012 Psychologist / socio-paedagogical specialist, foster children service, Ziesche-GeSAB, Berlin
2009-2012 Co-founder / Educational and child psychologist project "Kommit", Vineta Grundschule / Alice Salomon Hochschule, Berlin
2004-2012 Volunteer specialist counselor for immigration, integration and tolerance, Brandenburg
2009-2011 Educational psychologist / Rehabilitation and Transition Supporter, Reha Consult Integrationscoaching Bildungs- und Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin
2009

Lecturer for „Kinder- und Entwicklungspsychologie“ [Child- and developmental psychology] and „Gesundheit“ [Health], Center for Refugee Assistance and Migration Services, Berlin

2008-2009

Lecturer for „Karriere Orientierung“ [Career orientation], FIKO Institut für Handlungskompetenz, Berlin

2007-2008 Volunteer (Research) Assistant, El Puente (Clearingstelle for mentally ill and traumatised migrants in the state of Brandenburg), Brandenburg
2008 Guest Scientist, Charité University Hospital, Berlin

 

Academic Qualifications

2017 Psychology (PhD), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
2007 Qualitative Psychology & Health (M.Sc.), University of Leeds, England
2006 Psychology (B.Sc.), University of Leeds, England

 

Teaching

  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Diversity, social inequality, gender studies
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Salutogenesis

Academic Bodies

since 2019 Deputy Gender Equality Officer at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich
2013-2017 Student Representative for Postgraduate Psychology & Psychotherapy students, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
2003-2005 Student Representative for B.Sc. students, Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, England

 

Review Committees

2016-2018 Committee Member, New Zealand Psychological Society, Auckland Division

 

Awards, prizes & scholarships

2016/17 AUT Summer Research Award 2016/2017

 

Scientific Memberships

  • New Zealand Psychological Society

Publications

Monographs
Payam, S., Farvid, P., & Payne, D. (eingereicht). The advantages of using qualitative questionnaires in sensitive research. Qualitative Research in Psychology.
Amiesimaka, O.I. & Payam, S. (eingereicht). Family Planning through the eyes of Nigeria: a thematic analysis of the government’s perspective. Health, Wellness & Society.
Farvid, Pani, Payam, Shahin, Hayden, Katie & Dawn, David (2018). “Ultimately it’s a sell job”. Men’s and women’s experiences of online dating. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
Payam, Shahin, Farvid, Pani & Payne, Deborah (2018). The advantages of using qualitative questionnaires in sensitive research. Qualitative Research in Psychology.
Campbell, Christine & Payam, Shahin (2018). Consensual non-monogamy and sex differences in jealousy. Bestätigung folgt.
Payam, Shahin, Farvid, Pani & Payne, Deborah (2018). The contradictory experience of extra-relational sexual involvement. Bestätigung folgt.
Payam, Shahin, Farvid, Pani & Payne, Deborah (2018). “You don’t just trip and fall on a penis.”. Notions of choice and self-maximisation in discussions of extra-relational sexual involvement. Bestätigung folgt.

Payam, Shahin (2017). Contradictory heterosexuality: The construction of extra-relational sexual involvement. Doctoral thesis. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology. Onlinepublikation: http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/10539

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles
2020
Amiesimaka, Obreniokibo Ibifubara & Payam, Shahin (2020). Gender and Family Planning in Nigeria. In W. Leal Filho, A. M. Azul, L. Brandli, A. Lange Salvia, & T. Wall (Eds.), Gender Equality (pp. 1-11). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
2018
Water, Tineke, Payam, Shahin, Tokolahi, Ema, Reay, Stephen & Wrapson, Jill (2018). Ethical and practical challenges of conducting art based research with children/young people in a children’s outpatient department. Journal of Child Health Care.
2017
Water, Tineke, Wrapson, Jill, Tokolahi, Ema, Payam, Shahin & Reay, Stephen (2017). Participatory art-based research with children to gain their perspectives on designing healthcare environments. Contemporary Nurse, 53(4), 456-473.

Forthcoming

Payam, S., Farvid, P., & Payne, D. (eingereicht). The advantages of using qualitative questionnaires in sensitive research. Qualitative Research in Psychology.

Amiesimaka, O.I. & Payam, S. (eingereicht). Family Planning through the eyes of Nigeria: a thematic analysis of the government’s perspective. Health, Wellness & Society.

Presentations

2018

Payam, S. (2018). Disrupting the (hetero)norms? The role of men and women’s moralising discourses of extra-relational sexual involvement in the maintenance of mononormativity. Diversity Netzwerktagung an der Technischen Universität München, September 12-14, München, Deutschland.

Payam, S. (2018). ‘Hot sex’? Deconstructing notions of diverse and novel sexual practices in heterosexual men and women’s accounts of extra-relational sexual involvement. Workshop: „Diversität in der Wissenschaft: Grundlagen, Forschung und Implementation“ an der Universität Innsbruck, Juli 16-17, Innsbruck, Austria.

2017
Payam, Shahin (2017). “What’s the point of being in a relationship, if you’re going to be with other people?” The reinforcement of mononormativity in men’s and women’s accounts of extra-relational sexual involvement. 2nd Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference. Sigmund Freud Universität, 2017, August, 31 – September, 2, Vienna, Austria.
2016
Payam, Shahin (2016). ‘Breaking the rules’? Examining contemporary constructions of the “cheater” in heterosexual men’s and women’s accounts of extra-relational sexual involvement. Gender & Diversity Research Group Seminar. Auckland University of Technology, 2016, May 11, Auckland, Neuseeland.
2015
Payam, Shahin & Farvid, Pani (2015). Constructing the “cheater” in heterosexual men’s and women’s accounts of extra-relational sexual involvement. New Zealand Discourse Conference. Auckland University of Technology, 2015, December 7-9, Auckland, New Zealand.
Payam, Shahin, Farvid, Pani & Payne, Deborah (2015). 'Infidelity', 'cheating' or a 'bit on the side'? Examining constructions of contemporary western experiences of extra-relational sexual involvement. 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference. New University of Lisbon, 2015, September 25-27, Lisbon, Portugal.
Payam, Shahin (2015) The downsides of the “fling” experience: Psychological distress in accounts of heterosexual men and women who have engaged in extra-relational sexual involvement. New Zealand Psychological Society’s annual conference. The University of Waikato, 2015, August 28-31, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Payam, Shahin (2015). Psychological research on gender and sexuality: ‘Infidelity', 'cheating' or a 'bit on the side'? Examining contemporary western constructions of extra-relational sexual involvement. Psychological Theory and Research. Auckland University of Technology, 2015, March, 25, Auckland, New Zealand.
2013
Payam, Shahin (2013). PhD project ‘Infidelity', 'cheating' or a 'bit on the side'? Examining constructions of extra-relational sexual involvement. Panel discussion. University of Auckland, 2013, October, Auckland, New Zealand.