Dr Qazi Rahman joined the Department in 2013 as Senior Lecturer. He has previously taught at Queen Mary University of London and the University of East London.
Qazi is co-author, with Dr Glenn Wilson, of Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation published by Peter Owen. He is one of the leading scientists in the area of sexual orientation. Qazi received his PhD from King’s College London.
- Psychobiology of human sexual orientation and gender
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) mental health
- Sex differences
- Philosophy of science and evolutionary theory in psychology
Qazi Rahman’s work focuses on understanding the biological basis of human sexual orientation and gender, using methods from genetics, neurodevelopment, evolutionary biology, experimental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience and epidemiology. He is also interested in using quantitative approaches to understanding the risk factors involved in the development of mental health difficulties among sexual and gender minority populations.
Dr Qazi Rahman is programme leader of the intercalated BSc Psychology and intercalated BSc Neuroscience & Neuropsychology and teaches on a range of modules and projects.
Expertise and Public Engagement:
Qazi is interviewed extensively in the media regarding his work on sexuality as well as being involved in various public understanding and arts projects.
Sexual Orientation and Cognitive Ability: A Multivariate Meta-Analytic Follow-Up
23 January 2020
Prevalence of Sexual Orientation Across 28 Nations and its Association with Gender Equality, Economic Development, and Individualism
01 January 2019
Adolescent Sexual Behavior Patterns in a British Birth Cohort: A Latent Class Analysis
06 January 2020
Erotic Target Identity Inversions among Men and Women in an Internet Sample
18 October 2019
A Systematic Scoping Review of the Prevalence, Etiological, Psychological, and Interpersonal Factors Associated with BDSM
16 October 2019
Childhood Maltreatment, Gender Nonconformity, and Adolescent Sexual Orientation: A Prospective Birth Cohort Study
27 August 2019
A longitudinal birth cohort study of early life conditions, psychosocial factors, and emerging adolescent sexual orientation
01 January 2020
Minority Stressors, Rumination and Psychological Distress in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals
23 July 2019
A step in the right direction but we must resist identity politics
15 August 2019
General and LGBTQ-specific factors associated with mental health and suicide risk among LGBTQ students
26 November 2019