2015, Masters in Psychology, New York University, United States of America


I have previously worked in clinical psychology research in a variety of different settings. My research has been focused primarily on Schizophrenia, along with other severe mental illnesses. I have also worked on research looking at Conduct disorder in children that are at high risk for developing substance use issues. More recently, I have worked as an adjunct professor in the department of Psychology at Zayed University before moving to CIS as an instructor. I am passionate about mental health and creating an inclusive and supportive environment in the classroom that enables everyone to be their best selves.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-2-019


+971 2 599 3632

Teaching Areas

Interdisciplinary Studies, Creative and Critical Thinking, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Advocacy

Research and Professional Activities

Coutinho, M.V., Menon, A., Ahmed, R.H., & Fredricks-Lowman, I. (2022). The Association of Perfectionism and Active Procrastination in College Students. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 50 (3), pp. 82-89(8). DOI: 10.2224/sbp.10611

Thomas, J., Barbato, M., Verlinden, M., Gaspar, C., Moussa, M., Ghorayeb, J., Menon, A., Figueiras, M. J., Arora, T., & Bentall, R. P. (2020). Psychosocial Correlates of Depression and Anxiety in the United Arab Emirates During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in psychiatry, 11, 564172.

Thompson, J.L., Cherneski, L., Menon, A., Lebeaut, A., Seitz, A., Butler, P., & Silverstein, S.M. (2019, April). Evaluation of a Visual Remediation Intervention for Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(suppl_2):S264-S264, DOI:10.1093/schbul/sbz018.437

Demmin, D., Roché, M., Menon, A., Davis, Q., & Silverstein, S. (2017). Attenuated Retinal Cell Signaling and Response Gain in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(suppl_1):S247, DOI:10.1093/schbul/sbx022.094

Demmin, D., Roché, M., Menon, A., Davis, Q., Seitz, A., & Silverstein, S. (2017). Abnormal Retinal Functioning in Schizophrenia and its Relationship to Performance on Low- and Mid-Level Visual Processing Tasks. Journal of Vision, 17(10):663, DOI: 10.1167/17.10.663