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Muzaffar Hussain

Assistant Lecturer
School of Health and Social Care
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Health and Social Care
 Muzaffar Hussain

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  • Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)

Biography

Muzaffar is a phenomenologist. His background is interdisciplinary, with degrees in English literature, linguistics, and psychology. He studied English Literature at the University of Punjab (Pakistan), and after graduating, he got some teaching experience. During this time, he became interested in the phenomenon of language acquisition. In 2011, he came to the UK to study linguistics at the University of Essex and got a postgraduate degree in Applied Linguistics. Under the supervision of Pro Dr Roger Hawkins. He investigated the role of age in the acquisition of linguistically related gestures and the implication of the critical period hypothesis. Then he taught linguistics and supervised several postgraduate projects at prestigious Universities in Pakistan. Meanwhile, he developed his interest in phenomenology and did MSc in Psychology at the University of East London. His MSc thesis explored the lived experience of socially isolated individuals and the role of innovation and creativity in coping with fear and anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic through interpretative phenomenological analysis under the supervision of Dr Zahra Tizro (UEL). Muzaffar has substantial experience in designing and executing multidisciplinary research projects. He has published in reputable journals and presented research papers at several conferences. He is enthusiastic about phenomenological methods, particularly Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) research design. Currently, he is working on the lived experience of Asian International doctoral students in UK Universities, with a special focus on their stress management strategies. He is also interested in exploring the phenomenon of the conscious human experience of creation, art, painting, music, poetry, sculpture and dance with a phenomenological lens and engaged in developing a qualitative theoretical model to examine these phenomena. Publications: Ali. M; khan. D; Hussin.M, (2021) New Trend of Nomenclature and Its Changing Factors On The Balochi Culture. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies. https://Uog.Edu.Pk/Downloads/Journal/PJLTS/IX/2/1.Pdf Hussain M; Atta F. & Khan D. (2019). Gender Difference in the Use of Request Strategies by Urdu speakers, Balochistan Journal of Linguistics Volume 7. Hussain M. (2018). A genre analysis of moves in Research Article Abstracts Published in National University of Modern Languages Journal of Critical Inquiry. Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics, 2(2), pp.16-25. Hussain, M. (2014). Cross-linguistic variation in the gestures accompanying manner of motion event descriptions by native speakers of English and Urdu. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics 2. 139167. Selected Paper Presentations: 1. Hussain. M (2015) The learning of the English article system by L1 Punjabi speakers and the implication for the critical period hypothesis. Emerging Trends of Researching Language, Linguistics and Literature. The Department of Humanities, Air University. Islamabad December 15, 16, 2015. http://portals.au.edu.pk/eng/downloads/SCHEDULE.pdf 2. Hussain. M (2015) Investigating the overuse of definite English article (the) by L1 Punjabi EFL students. 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan 2015 Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan 7-9 October 2015.http://www.iclap.org/ICLAP2015/ ICLAP%202015%20Program%20Booklet.pdf 3. Hussain. M (2015) The construction of the abstract idea of time by native Punjabi speakers, 2nd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics. The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, at Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir. Pakistan. 4. Hussain. M (2013) Cross-linguistic variation in accompanying gestural representation of manner of motion event to the goal between female L1 English and L1 Urdu speakers. 1st International Conference on Linguistics and Language Teaching, Bahawalpur. Pakistan. 5. Hussain. M (2013) Gender Difference in the Use of Request Strategies by L1 Punjabi Speakers, 1st Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics. The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, at Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir. Pakistan 6. Hussain. M (2012) Gender Difference in the representation of linguistically related iconic gestures in L1 Urdu speakers, 17th Essex Graduate. Conference in Linguistics (EGCL) (Colchester), UK. 2012).https://www.essex.ac.uk/langling/documents/egcl/egcl_17_programme.pdf 7. Hussain. M (2012) Cross-linguistic variation in the gestures accompanying manner of motion event descriptions by native speakers of English and Urdu. Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference [Lang UE UK] 2012.https://www.essex.ac.uk/langling/documents/langue/langue_2012_programme.pdf 8. Hussain. M (2011) Acquisition of L2 linguistically-related gesture in child and adult starters and the implications for the critical period hypotheses. 16th Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics (EGCL) (Colchester, UK 2011). https://www.essex.ac.uk/langling/conferences/egcl/

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Psychology, University of East London, UK. (2020)

  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics University of Essex, UK. (2011)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in TESOL Research University of Stirling, Scotland. (2018)

  • Master of Arts in English Literature University of the Punjab, Pakistan. (2008)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Exploring lived experience of the Asian Doctoral students in the UK Universities, and their stress management strategies: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

Supervisor: Caroline Barratt, , Thomas Currid, , Reza Majdzadeh

Contact

mhussaa@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus