Name: Dr. Sajida Naz
Designation: Tenured Associate Professor
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Qualification: PhD in Trauma Psychology (2012)
University of Huddersfield, UK
MSc. In Behavioural Sciences (2005)
Fatima Jinnah Women University, The Mall, Rawalpindi
University of Huddersfield, UK
Phone: +92-51-9292900 (1176->192)
Email: [email protected]
Status: On Job | HEC Approved Supervisor
Dr. Sajida Naz

Professional Experience

Teaching & Research Experience June 2015: Assistant Professor on Tenure Track, Department of behavioral sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, The Mall, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Jan 2015-May 2015: Visiting Scholar, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Dec 2013 to May 2015: Assistant Professor on BPS, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, The Mall, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Sept- Dec, 2013: Guest Lecturer for online course on Cross Cultural Psychology (CCP), University of Maine at Augusta, USA (International Collaboration).

2012 to 2013: Lecturer, department of behavioral sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, The Mall, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

2012: Co taught a course on Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience at department of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK

September 2013: Visiting Faculty at Preston and Isra University Islamabad

2005-2009: Research Assistant, Center for Psychological Research, Fatima Jinnah Women University, The Mall, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

2001-2002 Instructor Maths, Army


  • Pervez, R., Naz, S., Babur, N., & Mumtaz, N. (2022). Effects of Kinesio Taping Compared with Manipulation Therapy on Drooling and Speech Intelligibility in Children with Oral Dysphagia: A Pilot Study. Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine28(3).
  • Badar, F., Naz, S., Mumtaz, N., Babur, M. N., & Saqulain, G. (2021). Aphasia-Diagnostic Challenges and Trends: Speech-Language Pathologist’s Perspective. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences37(5), 1461.
  • Noreen, F., Rehman, A., Naz, S., Gul, I., Bakhtawar, N., & Kausar, S. (2021). Relationship between Corporal Punishment on Academic Performance and Wellbeing of School Students: A study of Gojal, Hunza, Pakistan. Ilkogretim Online20(3).
  • Rasul, S., Naz, S., Raza, T. E., Imtiaz, A., Hamid, S., ur Rehman, F., ... & Emmanuel, F. (2021). Social Media Infodemic And Mental Wellbeing In Pakistan During Covid 19. Webology (ISSN: 1735-188X)18(6).
  • Ishrat, S., Naz, S., Gul, I., & Sireer, N. (2021). Self efficacy and quality of life of participants undergoing treatment for drug addiction in Pakistan. HEROIN ADDICTION AND RELATED CLINICAL PROBLEMS23(1), 25-31.


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Sajida Naz

Attitude towards seeking psychological support among Pakistani Police Officers

Pakistan Journal of Criminology (HEC-Y category)



Sajida Naz

Implications of Weight on Levels of Life Satisfaction and General Wellbeing among Female University Students: A Comparative Study Using Asian BMI scores. Applied Psychology, 2(8), 42-56.

Applied Psychology (Impact Factor: 4.04)

Jul. 2014


Sajida Naz

Cross cultural variations in use of psychological support among police officers

Pakistan Journal of Criminology (HEC-Y category)



Sajida Naz

Psychological Reactions of Children to October 8th Earthquake

Pakistan Paediatric Journal (HEC-Y category)



Sajida Naz

Dream Content: Reflections of the Emotional and Psychological States of Earthquake Survivors

Dreaming (APA): Impact Factor: 0.58



Sajida Naz

Impact of Youth Oriented Television Programs on Youth of Pakistan

Proceedings of the 66th Annual Convention International Council of Psychologists,

July 15-18, 2008


Sajida Naz

Emotional and Behavioural Reactions of Children to Trauma

Proceeding of International Conference on Earthquake 10/8: Social, Human and Gender Issues conference FJWU



    Psychological Trauma and Resiliency, Disaster Management and Coping from Aftermaths, Police Work and Trauma, Children and Trauma, Disability and Family Dynamics, Cyber bullying, Criminology, Clinical Interventions and Neuropsychological Testing and Assessment, Qualitative analysis and Interpretations


Professional Memberships/Honors:

  • Examiner for Pakistan Public Service Commission,  2016
  • Consultant Psychologist. Institute of Medical Rehabilitation, IMR, Islamabad, 2015
  • Consultant and Trainer, Police College Sehala, 2015
  • Member. HEC Curriculum Development Committee for Criminology, 2015
  • Member. HEC Curriculum Development Committee for Psychology, July 2013
  • HEC Approved PHD Supervisor, 2013 onwards
  • British Psychological Association (BPS) Since 2010
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Since 2009
  • International Council of Psychologists (ICP) Since 2007


Honors and Awards:

  • 2010: Frances M. Culbertson Travel Grant, American Psychological Foundation ($1500)
  • 2006, 2008: Higher Education Commission Travel Grant
  • 2005: Fauji Foundation Academic Achievement Award (MSc)
  • 2005: Gold Medal, MSc. (Behavioral Sciences)

Thesis Supervised

  • 2016: On going supervisions: 03 around  topics such as trauma interventions, cross cultural assessment of weight perceptions and neuropsychological assessment for children with hearing impairment.
  • 2015: four MPhil research projects completed on drug addiction, vicarious trauma in media personnel, disabilities, and children with cerebral palsy
  • 2014: 7 research projects including themes on police occupational stress and family relations, emotional and behavioral problems in youth from military families, religiosity, spiritual wellbeing and meaning of life in university students, stress in oncology nurses and coping, marital satisfaction.
  • 2013: PhD supervision, ongoing: Ms. Faiza Bashir examining childhood symptoms of schizophrenia in adult patients: A retrospective study. FJWU.
  • 2013: Five research students supervised at Masters and Undergraduate Level in areas of rehabilitation and coping of persons with physical disabilities, social adjustment and psychological resilience, marital relationships, smoking and impact on mood. Three of the students have presented their work at International Conference this year. Their work on paper publication is in process.
  • Muzammil H., Naz S., (2007). Impact of Youth Oriented Television Programs on Youth of Pakistan. Published in Proceedings of the 66th Annual Convention International Council of Psychologists, July 15-18, 2008, St. Petersburg, Russia. Aachen: Shaker Verlag.
  • Siddique M., Naz S., (2008). A comparative investigation of Disease theory systems in Biomedicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine healthcare systems: Paper under review in British Journal
  • Nida N., Naz S., (2008). Exploration of Adjustment in HIV Aids Female patients


Workshops Organized:

  1. Organized seminar on ‘‘Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities’’-Dated: 02 Dec 2015 Venue; CG2, Education Department
  2. Served as practical examiner for Quaid-e-Azam University for MSc students in subject of Research Methodology held at F7/2 and F6/2 Girls Colleges Islamabad [9-11 November 2015]
  3. Gave talks as resource person on various topics of professional development at FDA COMSATS in 2014-15
  4. Keynote Speaker at International Conference for Rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University, Islamabad

Workshops Attended:

  1. Somatic Experiencing Therapy, By Dr. Peter Levene: April 17, 2015 organized by the School of Social Work.
  2. Cultural Competency in Care giving, By Dr. LydaArévalo-Flechas, April 24, 2015 organized by the School of Social Work
  3. Replenishing Practitioner Hope- Effectively and Ethically Treating Persons with Dual Disorders: Mental Illness and Substance Use, by Dr. Deborah Webb, May 1, 2015 organized by the School of Social Work
  4. Advanced DSM-5: Case Conceptualization and Ethical Considerations, by Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy, May 7, 2015 organized by the School of Social Work
  5. Structural Equation Modeling using MPlus, May 26 – 29, 2015, The UT Summer Statistics Institute organized by Institute of Statistics UT

Conferences Organized:

  1. Member organizing committee: First International Conference on: Gender, Social Sciences and Humanities: New Directions in Scholarship 13-15 January 2016: UT Austin and FJWU

Conferences Attended:

  1. Oral paper on Volunteerism in Pakistan, issues, perspectives and challenges, First International Conference on Gender, Social Sciences and Humanities: New Directions in Scholarship 13-15 January 2016: UT Austin and FJWU
  2. Oral paper entitled Life participation, social support and quality of life of parents having children with Cerebral Palsy Co authored by Ms. Khizran Iftikhar on 12th Dec 2015 in International Conference of Psychology, Organized by Shaheed Benezir Bhutto Women University in Collabortion with SMU USA
  3.  Invited key note speaker and panel/ session discussant for first international conference on rehabilitation science education, 4th national rehabilitation conference, ISRA university, Islamabad held in Ramada Hotel, Islamabad on 13-15 November 2015


  1. Teaching Assistant Training from University of Huddersfield UK 2011
  2. Training in Structural Equation Modeling using MPlus from Statistics Department, University of Texas at Austin Jan 2015
  3. Training in Clinical Supervisions, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Jan 2015
  4. Training in Trauma Counseling and Management, Turkish Red Crescent Society, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, 2008
    Faculty Professional Development Progam HEC, Master Trainer, 2008

National & International Representation Papers Presented at National and International Conferences:

  • Researching Disability: Issues and Challenges: Key Note Speaker at 1st International Conference on Rehabilitation Education, Isra University, Islamabad, 13-15 Nov 2015
  • Volunteerism in Pakistan. Oral Paper Presentation at 1st International Conference on Mental Health organized by Pakistan Psychological Society, Bahawalpur,  10 Oct 2015
  • Psychological Distress and Family Relations in Police Officers of Anti Narcotics Force, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 18thAnnual American Association of Behavioral and Social Science Conference (AABSS), LasVegas, Nevada, February 9- 11, 2015
  • Guest Speaker: “Neuropsychological Deficits in Children with Reading Disorder: Assessment Issues”, in 3rd International Conference on Neurorehabilitation organized by Isra University (Oct 32-Nov 2, 2014)
  • Research capacity building through international partnership for mapping women academics’ career in Pakistan (march 18-22, 2013) FJWU
  • Conference on "Psychological Assessment and Psychological Robustness: An exploration of how police officers cope with psychological outcomes of traumatic experience"  12th European Conference of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey (4/7/2011-8/7/2011)  [Foreign] 
  • Conference on "Impact of Youth Oriented Television Programs on Pakistani Youth"  XXIX International Congress of Psychologists, ICP, Berlin, (7/21/2008-7/25/2008)  [Foreign] 
  • Workshop on "Psychological Services and Trauma Counseling for Earthquake Affectees"  PCHR Sec. Islamabad (11/15/2005-11/16/2005)  [Local] 
  • Workshop on "Faculty Professional Development Program"  HEC, Islamabad (6/11/2007-7/11/2007)  [Local] 
  • Workshop on "Spirituality in Health Care"  University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (5/11/2009-5/11/2009)  [Foreign] 
  • Conference on "Impact of Youth Oriented Television Programs on Pakistani Youth"  XXIX International Congress of Psychologists, ICP, Berlin, (7/21/2008-7/25/2008)  [Foreign] 
  • Conference on "Impact of Youth Oriented Television Programs on Pakistani Youth"  XXIX International Congress of Psychologists, ICP, Berlin, (7/21/2008-7/25/2008)  [Foreign] 
  • Conference on "Neuropsychological Deficits and Co morbidity in Children with Reading Disorder"  64th Annual Convention of International Council of Psychologists (ICP), Kos, Greece on Future Psychology (7/10/2006-7/13/2006)  [Foreign] 
  • Conference on "Comparative Investigation of Perceptual Organization, Postural Stability and Receptive Vocabulary among Dyslexics with and without ADHD"  National Psychiatric Conference, Organized by Pakistan Psychological Society (PPS), Faisalabad (12/23/2005-12/25/2005)  [Local]
  • Workshop on "Conflict Resolution"  Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpiindi (4/8/2004-4/8/2004)  [Local] 
  • Workshop on "Introduction to CBT in Schools"  British Psychological Society Learning Center, London, UK (7/6/2011-7/6/2011)  [Foreign] 


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Funded By



Research Officer

Psychological Assessment of Security Personnel

Punjab Police, FJWU

Completed [PI= Dr. Najma Najam]


Research Officer

Translation and Standardization of Post Natal Screening Questionnaire for Depression


Completed [PI =Prof. Dr. Razia Bhatti Ali]


Principle Investigator

Cyberbullying and Youth: Issues, Perspectives and Solutions




Co Investigator

Social Media Infodemic and Mental Wellbeing during COVID 19




Co Investigator

An Intervention study to promote health and improve healthcare knowledge and practices among young women

FJWU and University of Manitoba Canada

On going


Co Investigator

Strengthening Teaching & Research Capacity in Pakistani Women Universities through Collaborative Partnership in Social Sciences.


On going