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Dr. Sabahat Haqqani (PhD UoE, Edinburgh)

Assistant Professor
QUALIFICATION
PhD Clinical Psychology The University of Edinburgh 2017
MS Behavioural Sciences Fatima Jinnah Women University 2009
BSc Behavioural Sciences FGCW F-7/2 Islamabad Pakistan 2005
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2019
Assistant Professor(Ad Hoc) Fatima Jinnah Women University 2018 – 2019
Lecturer Fatima Jinnah Women University 2010 – 2019
INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE
On Call Psychologist House of wellness: Mental Health and Drug Rehab, Islamabad Since – 2019
On Call Psychologist North East England South Asia Mental Health Alliance (NEESAMA) Since – 2019
Internee psychologist Psychiatry Department, Military Hospital Rawalpindi Pakistan 2008 – 2008
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Counsellor Counselling & Wellbeing Centre, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Since – 2019
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Member Mental Health Initiative South Asia (MHiSA) hosted by Bangor University and British Council
HONORS & AWARDS
1. (2018)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan-Start-up Research Grant Program grant as PI with Dr Amna Khalid (co-PI) for project titled “Preparation and Pilot Testing of Indigenous Manual Based Training for Lowering Stress and Anxiety Levels and Enhancing Performance among Pakistani Youth”.
2. (2016)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan travel grant to present paper titled “Help Seeking Intentions of Pakistani School Going Adolescents for Personal and Interpersonal Concerns” at 31st International Congress of psychology. 24–29 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan.
3. (2016)- Developing countries scholarship from International Council of Psychologists to present paper titled “Wellbeing and Deliberate Self-Harm among Pakistani School Going Adolescents: Structural Equation Modelling of Predictors” at 74 Annual conference of International Council of Psychologists. 22–25 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan.
4. (2016)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan-Start-up Research Grant Program grant as Co- PI with Dr Ishrat Yousaf (PI) for project titled “Predictors of adherence to highly active anti-retroviral treatment among individuals with HIV and AIDS in Pakistan.”
5. (2016)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan-Start-up Research Grant Program grant as Co- PI with Dr Amna Khalid (PI) for project titled “A pilot controlled trail study of life skills classes for young people with low mood and anxiety”.
6. (2010-2013)- Higher Education Commission Pakistan – Faculty development scholarship for PhD in Clinical psychology.
7. (2009)- Silver Medal in Masters of Behavioral Sciences
RESEARCH SUPERVISION
1. MPhil Health consciousness, health related-behaviours, functional dependency and health status in aging population
2. MS Association between Mental Health Distress, Barriers to Help Seeking, and Help Seeking Intentions among Young Adult
3. MS Psychosocial factors associated with “the sinner” state and trait among youth
4. MS Relationship of socially prescribed perfectionism and self-criticism with psychological distress: A pilot study
5. MS Association of hardiness and psychological distress with help seeking intentions: A Pilot study
6. MS Measuring psychological, physical and social disability through functional status questionnaire: translation, validation and reliability in Urdu language
7. MS Association of intergenerational contact with empathy and depression in grandchildren: A pilot study
8. BS Impact of gratitude on focus and resilience in learning among university students in Rawalpindi
9. BS Assessing the role of attachment with grandparents in psychological resilience and character strengths among adolescents
10. BS Expectation-experience discrepancy and adjustment issues of newly married Pakistani women
11. BS Association between parent child relationship, perceived parental marital quality and adolescent adjustment
12. BS Relationship of dental anxiety and pain perception among periodontal patients
13. BS Role of parenting styles in guilt and shame proneness of adolescents
14. BS Role of attachment: Coping strategies and subjective wellbeing of orphans living in residential care
15. BS Association between interpersonal competence, emotion regulation and marital understanding among married individuals
16. BS Association of self-compassion and conscientiousness with health risk behaviours among adults
17. BS Association of attachment styles and social anxiety with learning styles among adolescents: A pilot study
18. BS Association between bullying, depression and social dominance among adolescents: A pilot study
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Haqqani, S. & Mehmood, A. (2018). Residential care in Pakistan: Evolving practices in Punjab. In Islam, T. & Fulcher, L. (Eds.) Residential child and youth care in a developing world. Middle East and Asia Perspectives 3. South Africa: The CYC-Net Press.
2. Qadir, F., Haqqani, S., Khalid, A., Zill-e-Huma, & Medhin, G. (2014). A pilot study of depression among older people in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. BMC research note. 7. 409. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-409
3. Qadir, F., Gulzar, W., Haqqani, S., & Khalid, A. (2013). A Pilot Study Examining the Awareness, Attitude, and Burden of Informal Caregivers of Dementia Patients. The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care. 14(4). 230 -240.
4. Qadir, F., Khalid, A., Haqqani, S., Zill-e-Huma, & Medhin, G., (2013). The association of marital relationship with mental health of women in Pakistan. BMC Public Health. 13. 1150. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1150.
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
1. Qadir, F., Haqqani, S., & Khalid, A (2019). “Awareness session on Individuals with varied abilities” at Inclusive Health Conference held on April 27, 2019, Karachi, Pakistan
2. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S., & Qadir, F. (2016). Wellbeing and Deliberate Self-Harm among Pakistani School Going Adolescents: Structural Equation Modelling of Predictors. Paper presented at 74 Annual conference of International Council of Psychologists. 22–25 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan.
3. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S., & Qadir, F. (2016). Help Seeking Intentions of Pakistani School Going Adolescents for Personal and Interpersonal Concerns. Paper presented at 31st International Congress of psychology. 24–29 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan. International Journal of Psychology. 51(S1), 109.
4. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S., & Qadir, F. (2013). Deliberate self-harm among school going adolescents in Pakistan. The XXVII World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. 18(1), 47.
5. Haqqani, S., & Khalid, A. (2012). Practical and ethical challenges in conducting research on Pakistani adolescent mental health. Paper presented at Persons, Bodies and the State in South Asia. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. Abstract retrieved from http://journals.ed.ac.uk/southasianist/article/view/45
6. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S. & F. Qadir (2013). Behind the scars: understanding self harm and help seeking among Pakistani adolescents. Poster presented at Postgraduate research conference 2013. School of Health in social Science. University of Edinburgh Scotland.

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