Dr Faisal Satti

Dr Satti is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at London Met. 

Faisal Satti, Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Faisal Satti

Dr Satti is an experienced practitioner, his professional work has centred on mental health, specialising in forensic patients. He is a HCPC Registered Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of British Psychological Society.

While managing a forensic mental health unit, Dr Satti became interested in the application of Health Psychology theories, frameworks and principles within these settings. His work has focused on optimising the mental, physical and emotional well being of patients while exploring concepts such as coping, social support, illness perceptions and adherence. He completed his Professional Doctorate (DPsych Health) at City, University of London. In addition to his professional practice, he has worked as a Visiting Lecturer at University College London and Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Buckingham.

Dr Satti’s principle area of research has focused on adherence to treatment and the development of the therapeutic relationship, particularly the impact of illicit drug use, social support, side effects and illness perceptions of adherence to anti-psychotic medication.

Dr Satti joined the University in June 2021 as Senior Lecturer in Psychology and the Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology. He also leads modules on the Psychology of Mental Health MSc as well as the Undergraduate Psychology programme such as Treatment Interventions and Health Psychology. He has taught specific topics such as Motivational Interviewing and Undergraduate Counselling Modules. He is passionate about creating fun, engaging lectures while incorporating examples from his clinical practice.
  • Webb, E.L., Moffat, A., Morris, D.J. & Satti, F. (2021). Untangling the relationship between early adversity, placement breakdowns, and obesity in a secure adolescent developmental disorder service: A cross-sectional study. Disability and Health Journal. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101121
  • Mudiyanselage, J., Satti, F., Snyman, P., Breen, K. (In press) The Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak among Mental Healthcare Professionals in the UK.
  • Satti, F. and Bogosian, A. (In press) Predictors of Adherence to Anti-psychotic medication.
  • Book Chapter: BPS Professional Career Pathways- Health Psychology. Psychology Students’ Guide to Study and Employability. SAGE Publications (2022).

Conference Presentations:

  • Satti, F. (2017). Social Support & Illness perceptions are predictors of adherence to anti-psychotics. BPS Division of Health Psychology, Cardiff.
  • Satti, F. (2018). Predicators of Adherence to Anti-Psychotics. SHS Doctoral Research Conference. City, University of London.
  • Satti, F. (2021). The application of Health Psychology in Mental Health Settings. Centre for Health and Relationships, University of Buckingham.

Pandemic Response:

  • Covid-19 Fact Vs Fiction: How to protect yourself and your clients (2020).
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Adherence- Myth Busting (2021).

Sessions rolled out to Frontline Mental Health Units.

Dr Faisal Satti
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Course Lead for the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology