Summary

Post-graduation in Mental Health from Kings College London. Demonstrated experience of making arrangements for meetings, presentations, seminars. Good people skills via a self-initiated counselling project in Nigeria. A team-player, self-motivated with a can-do attitude that will aid your organisation in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships. Possess high stress-tolerance and can manage myself in a pressured and changing environment. Have proven administrative, writing and research abilities. Tech-savvy in MS Office, search engines, academic databases for advanced research functions and SPSS. Working knowledge of web development via word press and adobe illustrator.

Projects

BSc Research Project
MSc Research Projects

Experience

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Research Assistant
Sehberg Trust
Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 | Islamabad, Pakistan

1) Short-term research consultancy on health and education related projects.
2) Developed and conducted surveys, focus groups with community, interviews and analysis of data.

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Educational Counsellor/ Mentor
Kano Bright Star International School
Sep 2015 - Oct 2017 | Kano, Nigeria

Exhibited event management expertise by conducting beneficial seminars and self-reflection workshops. Counselled students regarding course and degree selections, study habits, personal problems affecting their academics and improvement in personal profile to enhance admission eligibility.

Key Accomplishments:
1) Introduced educational counselling in a mainstream school in Kano, Nigeria through a self-initiated project.
2) Delivered support to students to identify their interests and choose relevant degree and career options.
3) Making behaviour change action plans (based on collaborative goal-setting instead of direct advice) for students struggling with academics with timelines, milestones, rewards and responsibilities.
4) Capacity-building by training teachers on techniques of effective mentoring, counselling and communication strategies to connect with children and adolescents.
5) Conducted effective seminars for students on local issues such as drug abuse and HIV.

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Research Assistant: Behavioural Sciences
Fatima Jinnah Women University
Oct 2012 - Jul 2013 | Rawalpindi, Pakistan

1) Co-investigator on various departmental researches on moral disengagement in Pakistani Youth, Old age crisis and examining effects of various predictor variables on Mental Health of Young Adults.
2) Responsible for coordinating and managing field-work, managing data on SPSS and detection of problems in datasets.
3) Designing surveys, translation of research tools, drafting and writing of background, literature reviews and analysis sections.
4) BS (Hons) Project: Religiosity, Meaning in life and mental health among young adults- a pilot study. A mixed methods project, used content analysis for qualitative section, transcribed data and used SPSS for correlation analysis for quantitative section.

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Internee; Art and Psychodrama Therapy Unit
Fountain House (institute of Mental Health)
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012 | Lahore, Pakistan

Supported art and psychodrama therapist in art and psychodrama therapy sessions, while taking case-histories. Conducted psychoeducation sessions to family members about the benefits of continued psychotherapy and psychological medication. Organised group and individual therapy sessions of people with mental health issues (Schizophrenic & bi-polar).

Key Accomplishments:
1) Administered psychodrama therapy sessions to provide patients with an opportunity to gain a perspective on their areas of emotional difficulties, conflicts in a safe, trusted environment.
2) Organised art through free association people to vent their repressed emotions in a safe and healthy manner.

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Teacher (Volunteer)
Government Special Education Centre, Lyallpur town Faisalabad
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012 | Faisalabad, Pakistan

Educated children with hearing and speaking disabilities along with mental health and behavioural problems.

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Community Worker
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad
Oct 2011 - Oct 2011 | Islamabad, Pakistan

Education

King's College London
Master (16 Years), Masters in Science, Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health‎
Neuroscience, Psychology, Research
Grade A
2018
Fatima Jinnah Women University
Bachelor (14 Years), Bachelors in Science, Bachelor in Behavioural Sciences‎
Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology
CGPA 3.4/4
2013
Lahore Grammar School Faisalabad
Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate/A-Level, , A Level‎
Economics, Accounting, Business Studies
Grade A
2009
Beaconhouse School System Faisalabad
Secondary School Certificate/Matriculation/O-Level, , O-Level‎
O-Level
Grade A
2007

Skills

2 Years COMMUNICATION
5+ Years Creating & meeting deadlines
1 yearCreating research search strategies
3 Years Critical thinking & Analysis of studies
1 yearEffectively searching online databases
2 Years Effectively working under pressure
5+ Years Excellent Presentation Skills
5+ Years Excellent written & verbal communication
1 yearFieldwork experience
5+ Years interpersonal communicational skills
4 Years MS Office
5+ Years Proof reading & linguistic enhancement
Less than 1 YearQuality appraisal of research studies
2 Years Referencing and note taking softwares
2 Years Secondary research experience
2 Years SPSS
5+ Years Target setting & meeting goals
3 Years Thinks critically to solve problems
Less than 1 YearWriting specialist reports

Languages

Beginner French
Expert Urdu
Expert English