Research Supervision and Educational Activities

Pedagogical Publications

  1. Qamar, A. H. (2020). Quarantined-at-Home Teaching Experience: My E-Learning Plan and Implementation. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 14(1), 120-132.
  2. Qamar, A. H. (2024). The Traveller, the Miner and the Gardener: Metaphors for Making Teaching and Learning a Meaningful Process. Lifelong Learning and Higher Education: New and Old Perspectives. Proceedings from the 2022 Lund University Conference on Teaching and Learning, Pp. 53-61. Media-Tryck, Lund University, Sweden. https://doi.org/10.37852/oblu.254

Pedagogical Training

  • Autumn 2023, Certificate of participation in two-week project-based course on “Teaching and Learning – Extension” at Department of Educational Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Spring 2022, Certificate of participation in three weeks course on “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” at Department of Educational Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Autumn 2016, Course Diploma in “Teacher Training for PhD Students and Post-Doctoral Research Fellows” at Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

Others

  • 2019, Certificate of participation in two-day workshop on “Polishing your Research for Potential Publication” at Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2019, Certificate of participation in three-day workshop on “Technical Training on Hygiene Behavior Change” at WaterAid, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2015, Certificate of participation in two days’ workshop on “High Achievers” at University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2014, Certificate of participation in five days’ workshop on “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” at University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2010, Certificate for successful completion of a course under Athens Programme “Health and Medicine: Social, Political, and Ethical Issues at National and European Levels” at Mines PrisTech, Paris, France

Educational Management 

  • 2014-2019 – MPhil Psychology program coordinator – Department of Psychology – University of Management and Technology, Pakistan. I was the first MPhil program coordinator and was part of the who prepared and filed all the documentation to start MPhil Psychology at the department and to get approval from Higher Education Commission. I also remain engaged with the admission related process throughout my job.  
  • 2019-2021 – BS Psychology student advisor – Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad Pakistan. As advisor I helped a group of students to sort out their issues related to academic management, and problems they faced at the department. 
  • 2019-20 – Member General Examination Committee (GEC) – Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad Pakistan. As a member of the committee, I participated in exam related duties and also did evaluation of students’ research projects.  
  • 2019 – Member of Board of Faculty – School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore Pakistan. As member of board of faculty, I participated in board meetings to represent the department (as MPhil program coordinator). 

Educational Development

2014-2019 – I developed a course ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ that I taught to MPhil psychology students. I also developed a course ’Interdisciplinary Perspective on Children and Childhood’, which was approved as an option for MPhil students who did not opt for research work (thesis). However, the research work was later made mandatory, and the course was never offered. 

Research Supervision

Between 2014 to 2020, I supervised 8 master’s and 7 undergraduate theses. I co-supervised on Ph.D student in Pakistan (list of the topics has been provided below).

Ph.D Thesis (Co-supervisor)

2023. Younas, S. Attitudes toward decision making in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Role of Decision Process Assessment, Professional Quality of Life, and Career Satisfaction. Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan

Theses Supervised – MPhil/MS (Psychology)

  1. 2020. Khalid, O. Parents’ Perception of Infants’ use of mobile devices: A Qualitative Exploration. MS Thesis. Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
  2. 2020. Marwat, H. Girls’ Participation in Family Life: An Intergenerational Perspective on Domestic Socialization and Associated Impact on Psycho-social Wellbeing. MS Thesis. Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
  3. 2019. Sarbuland, K. Psychosocial Wellbeing of Unmarried Working Women. MPhil Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  4. 2019. Hashmi, A. Perception of Motherhood among Pakistani Women. MPhil Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  5. 2019. Riaz, F. Gender Teaching Experiences of Women in Government Elementary School for Boys. MPhil Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  6. 2018. Asif, A. The experience of trivialization of distress among parents and adolescents. MPhil Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  7. 2017. Zahra, A. Perception of Girls regarding their Spouse Selection. MPhil Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  8. 2016. Faizan, H. F. Perceived Causes of Divorce, Effects and Later Adjustment of Divorced Women. MPhil Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan                                    

BS/MSc (Psychology) Theses

  1. 2016. Ijaz, A. Perception of Female Commercial Pilots about the Challenges, Motivation, and Support in their Professional Life. MSc Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  2. 2016. Khan, T. How Young Girls Locate Gender in Cartoon Movies. MSc Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  3. 2016. Khan, K. A. Self-Identity of Career Oriented Pakistani Women: A Gendered Perspective. MSc Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  4. 2015. Ahmed, R. The Challenges of the Caregivers in Taking Care of the Psychologically Disturbed Family Members. BS Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  5. 2015. Ain, Q. Perceptions about the Evil Eye Belief Practices among Saraiki Mothers in a Punjabi Village in Pakistan. BS Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  6. 2015. Asif, A. Behavior Expectations from Girls and Underlying Beliefs in Pakistani Society. MSc Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  7. 2015. Javed, T. Perceptions of Fears and Excitements among New Undergraduate Female Students. BS Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  8. 2014. Niazi, F. Motivational Factors behind Volunteer Activities. MSc Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
  9. 2014. Muhammad, R. Attachment Styles of Married Men and Women. MSc Thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan

Teaching Experience

Since 2014 till date, I taught different courses in universities, including: 

Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Anthropology; Gender Studies; Educational Psychology; Qualitative Research; Evaluation and Welfare Management

Due to COVID-19 breakout and lock down in April 2020, universities shifted to online teaching. I undertook my e-learning plan based on asynchronous and synchronous modes of learning in accordance with university guidelines and available support. I also set up a YouTube channel to upload short lectures that were explained and discussed in online classes. Later, I wrote an article about my teaching experience during COVID-19, which was published in the Journal of Teaching and Learning. 

Workshops Conducted

  • 29 Nov 2021. Psychological Anthropology: Using Ethnography in Psychological Research. Pre-conference Workshop – International E-Conference on Clinical Practice and Rehabilitation: The Interplay of Mind, Body and Soul. Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 19 Nov 2020. Qualitative Data Analysis: Thematic Analysis. Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 14 Nov 2020. Structuring Phenomenological Research: A Qualitative Approach to Clinical Investigation. Pre-conference Workshop – Psychological Wellness & Rehabilitation: Challenges for Practitioners During Pandemic. Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 5 Nov 2020. Conducting Qualitative Interviews. Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 22 Oct 2020. Qualitative Research: Theory and Practice. Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 4 Mar 2020. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA): Hands on Practice. Pre-conference Workshop – National Conference on Qualitative Psychology (NCQP2020). Department of Behavioral Sciences, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • August 03, 2019. Psychology of Learning and Classroom Activities. School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • June 15, 2019. Validation in Qualitative Research. School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • February 2019. Structuring Phenomenological Research: A Qualitative Approach to Clinical Investigation. Pre-conference Workshop. 2nd International Conference on Preventive Strategies in Clinical Psychology. Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • January 2019. Designing Phenomenological Research. Department of Psychology, Lahore Garrison University. Lahore, Pakistan.
  • November 2018. Structuring Qualitative Research. Department of Humanities, COMSAT University. Lahore, Pakistan.
  • March 2018. Lesson Planning Using Bloom’s Taxonomy. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • March 2018. Thematic Analysis Using Microsoft Excel. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • May 2016. Child Friendly Research Methods and Mosaic Approach. Department of Psychology and Sociology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • June 2015. Doing Research with Children – A Qualitative Approach. Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Seminar Presentations / Lectures

  • 6 Nov 2023 – Social Resilience and Social Integration: Challenges in Social Work. Invited talk at Resursenhet Barn & Unga (Resource Unit for Children and Young People), Lund Kommun, Lund, Sweden.
  • 6 Oct 2023 – Social Resilience and Young Adult Migrants in Sweden. Research Day, School of Social Work, Lunds University, Lund, Sweden
  • 29 Sep 2023 – From Political Crisis to Permacrisis in Pakistan: Changes and Challenges. SASNET symposium,  Swedish South Asian Studies Network. Lunds University, Lund, Sweden
  • 20 Sep 2023 – Vulnerability, Social Capital and Psychology. Department of Behavioral Sciences, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 20 Sep 2022 – Psycho-Social Capital and Resilience in the Context of Climate Change. Department of Behavioral Sciences, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Oct 2021, Nov 2022, Nov 2023. Seminar – Health, Identity, Precariousness: Health: Girls and Boys: Identity, Labor, and Education. Department of Gender Studies. Lund University (LU), Sweden
  • Oct 2021, Nov 2022, Nov 2023. Seminar – Health, Identity, Precariousness: Health: Population, Reproduction, and Agency. Department of Gender Studies. Lund University (LU), Sweden
  • Nov 2021. Webinar – Social Resilience and Migration. School of Social Work. Lund University (LU), Sweden
  • May 2019. Gender, Generational and Familial Dynamics in Infant Care Belief Practices in Rural Asian Context. Department of Education and Life Long Learning, Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
  • November 2018. Writing Qualitative Research Methods. Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • December 2013. Conducting Ethnographic Inquiry: Fieldwork Reflections. Beacon-house National University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • August 2012. Forgiveness and Reconcilation in Quran. Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway
  • May 2011. Intern Seminar at NOSEB. Pictorial presentation of ethnographic fieldwork. Norwegian Centre for Child Research. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • October 2010. Staff Seminar at Stokkøya. Presentation of master thesis and introduction to Ph.D proposal. Norwegian Centre for Child Research. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway