Senior Research Officer


PhD - Griffith University (2018)
BA (Psychology) Hons Class 1 – University of Queensland

Areas of Interests:

Riyad’s research focuses on investigating barriers and client attrition from RAQ’s services as well as RAQ’s family mediation service. Riyad has expertise in the mechanics of violent radicalisation – stemming from his PhD.  Riyad also has interests in Islamic & Muslim studies, diversity and multiculturalism.



Journal articles

Halford, W. K., Rahimullah, R. H., Wilson, K. L., Occhipinti, S., Busby, D. M., & Larson, J. (2017). Four year effects of couple relationship education on low and high satisfaction couples: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(5), 495.

Rahimullah, R., Larmar, S., & Abdalla, M. (2013). Radicalization and terrorism: Research within the Australian context. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 2, 180-185.

Rahimullah, R. Larmar, S., & Abdalla, M. (2013). Understanding violent radicalization amongst Muslims: A review of the literature. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 1(1), 19-35.


Ibrahim, N., Chown, D., & Rahimullah, R. (2014). Forward Thinking Forum Report. Lebanese Muslim Association.

Rahimullah, R. (2012) Access and equity report: The Queensland Muslim community and Australian Government services. Council of Imams Queensland.

Peer, Y., Batchelor, D., Sultan, I., Rahimullah, R., Khatree, J., Khan, Y., Jamal, H., Ahmed, M. (2009). Findings and Recommendations of the Review Committee of the Islamic Council of Queensland regarding Enhancing its Inclusiveness and Representation of Queensland Muslims and their Associations. Islamic Council of Queensland.

Conference Presentations:

Rahimullah, R. (2018). Barriers Affecting Client Participation in Counselling. Poster presented at the Australian Institute of Family Services Conference. Melbourne, VIC.

Rahimullah, R. (2017). Attrition in Relationships Counselling – Underlying factors. Family and Relationship Services Australia Conference. Melbourne, VIC

Rahimullah, R. (2016) The Debate on Violent Extremism: Voices of Young Australian Muslims. Poster presented at the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference. Canberra, ACT

Rahimullah, R. (2016). Prevalence of Radicalisation and Associated Factors Amongst Islamic High School Students in Australia. Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society. Melbourne, VIC.