Ph.D., Birkbeck College, University of London
Professor Farouk completed his PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2008. His PhD, on teachers' emotions, examined the interaction between specific emotions, such as anger, guilt and pride, and the influence they may have on their relationships with colleagues, parents and students. In the last eight years he has been Principal Lecturer in Educational Psychology and program convener for the BA/BSc in Education at the University of Roehampton, London. During that time he has worked within the field of narrative psychology focusing on the autobiographical memories of adolescents excluded from school. Before becoming a full time academic he worked as a senior educational psychologist and taught at University College London, Institute of Education. He has published on cognitive appraisal theory of emotions, and the autobiographical memories of adolescents excluded from school, a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation. His current research focusses on the autobiographies of teachers from the German Democratic Republic and their memories of life and their sense of self before and after the reunification of Germany.