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Permanent Faculty

  • Dr. Ruhi Khalid
    Professor and Director

    PhD (Glasgow University, UK)

    Visiting Fellow (Pittsburgh University, USA)

    Certified Counselor (Pennsylvania, USA)

    Dr. Ruhi Khalid is the Director of Institute of Psychology, Beaconhouse National University in Lahore. She was previously the Chairperson of the Department of Applied Psychology at Punjab University in Lahore, as well as the Associate Dean Faculty of Life Sciences. The Government of Punjab awarded her a Central Overseas Scholarship, and she got her Ph.D. in Psychology in 1986 from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Dr. Khalid was a Visiting fellow at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA, as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar (1997-1998). Her research focuses on social, health, clinical, developmental, and gender psychology. She has undergone trainings in the following: Therapeutic Interventions for victims of violent crimes from Center for Victims of Violent Crimes, Pittsburgh, USA; Program for Qualified Sexual Assault Counselors in U.S.A. at Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh; and Victim Assistance Training Program for abused women and children at the University of Pittsburgh. For three years, Dr. Khalid established a Higher Educational Link under the DFID between her Department and the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at University College London (2001- 2004), and has also made significant contributions in the field of Psychology and Applied Psychology by creating an effective curriculum for the B.Sc. in Psychology, M.Sc. in Psychology, M.Phil Psychology, MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology, and Gender Studies. Several psychometric measures are constructed by her that are now acknowledged and used by researchers all over the world.

    Dr. Khalid is a member of a number of prestigious Professional and Academic societies in Pakistan, as well as in Britain and the U.S.A. She serves as a member of Punjab Healthcare Commission and Mental Health Authority, and is also a member of the British Psychological Society and American Psychological Association. Numerous webinars, seminars, and conferences on a national and international scale have been organized by her, and she is also on the Editorial Board of reputable scientific journals. Over 100 research papers have been published to her credit. Dr. Khalid works as a consultant to various mental health organizations for people with special needs. Several Ph.D. students in Psychology have successfully completed their doctoral work under her supervision. In 2005, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan honored Dr. Khalid for her contributions to academia.

  • Dr. Farhat Jamil
    Associate Professor

    M.Sc. Applied Psychology (Punjab University)

    PhD Applied Psychology (Punjab University)

    Dr. Farhat is a committed academician and has taught at post graduate level in various prestigious educational institutions across the country. She completed her M.Sc. with distinction and secured Gold Medal. Dr Farhat was awarded HEC Indigenous Fellowship in 2004 for her PhD studies. Dr Farhat has been associated with BNU since 2006. She is HEC approved PhD supervisor and her areas of interest are Women Health Issues, Clinical Assessment, Psychometrics and Quantitative Research Analysis. Also she has been counseling victims of domestic violence at DASTAK. Dr Farhat is consulting editor of many HEC recognized research journals. She has a number of research publications to her credit and has presented her research work in several International and National conferences. Dr Farhat is regularly invited by prestigious universities of Pakistan to evaluate students’ postgraduate research work as an external examiner. Dr Farhat is a member of Punjab Higher Education Commission’s accreditation committee for Higher Education Institutions. She has been member of psychological assessment and screening committee at Punjab Public Service Commission. Dr Farhat also provides assessment consultancy at Connections. As member of Board of Studies at Institutions of Higher Education, Dr Farhat has also made valuable contributions.

  • Dr. Amna Butt 
    Assistant Professor


    MS Clinical Psychology (Government College University)

    PhD Scholar (Beaconhouse National University)

    Amna Butt is Assistant Professor at Institute of Psychology, Beaconhouse National University. She has been teaching at BNU since 2009. Apart from teaching, she coordinates clinical placements of trainee clinical psychologists at different hospitals of Lahore. Amna did her MSc in Applied Psychology from Beaconhouse National University in 2007 and was awarded Gold Medal. She completed her MS in Clinical Psychology from Government College University (Lahore) and was again awarded Gold Medal. Currently, she is enrolled in PhD program at BNU. Ms Amna is a trained school psychologist and has received training in neuropsychological assessment. She has done extensive research work with Burn patients and children with Down Syndrome and has presented her research work at international conferences. As an active Clinician, Amna conducts training workshops for professionals. She also serves as external examiner at different universities. Amna carries out clinical practice and is a consultant clinical psychologist at Ijaz Psychiatric Institute.

  • Dr. Maheen Abid Ali
    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Maheen Abid Ali is an Assistant Professor and Consultant Clinical Psychologist . Dr. Maheen is a dedicated and compassionate counselor and educationist with 8 years of professional experience of teaching and counselling. Dr. Maheen has previously been associated with reputable institutions as full time and visiting faculty.

    She is a reviewer of different national and international journals in the discipline. Dr. Maheen has moderated scientific sessions, presented papers and published articles in different conferences and journals. She has been engaged as an external examiner for thesis vivas at other educational institutions.

    Her areas of interest include counselling, psychotherapeutic interventions, psychometric testing, research methods, social and personality psychology .

  • Rawa Haider
    Assistant Professor


    M.Sc. Organizational Psychology and Business
    Aston University, Birmingham, UK

  • Khadeja Tahir


    MS Clinical Psychology, GCU, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Iqra Naz


    MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology, BNU, Pakistan

  • Bismah Tayyab


    MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology, BNU, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Fatima Aijaz
    Research Assistant


    MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology, BNU, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Kinza Qaiser
    Campus Counselor


    MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology, BNU, Lahore, Pakistan.

    Email: campuscounselor@bnu.edu.pk

  • Rida e Zainab


    M.Phil. Educational Leadership and Management, BNU, Lahore, Pakistan.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Fatima Nadeem


    MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology, BNU, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Aman Karim

    MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology
    Beaconhouse National University

    Aman Karim was working as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Psychology, Beaconhouse National University since 2013. She did her MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Beaconhouse National University, and received a gold medal for her academic achievements. She was also the Valedictorian for BNU, year 2013. Previously, she had completed her BSc. (Hons.) in Applied Psychology from Kinnaird College for Women, and was on the Dean’s Honor List for the entire course of her Bachelors. She has conducted extensive research with learning disabled children. Her clinical training and placement was done in a number of government hospitals including Mayo Hospital and Jinnah Hospital. Additionally, she has also worked with intellectually disabled children at the Rising Sun Institute. Currently, she is also working as a consultant clinical psychologist at Ijaz Psychiatric Institute, Lahore.

Visiting Faculty

  • Ms. Halima Noon

    MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology
    Beaconhouse National University

Resource Persons

  • Dr. Saad Bashir Malik

    Head, Department of Psychiatry, Shalimar Hospital, Lahore
    MBBS, MRC Psych (The Royal College of Psychiatrists, U.K)
    FRC Psych (The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK)
    D.P.M. (Conjoint Board, England)


  • Dr. Feriha Peracha

    Clinical Psychologist
    PhD (University College London, UK)

  • Dr. Daniel J. Christie

    Professor Emeritus
    Ohio State University, USA

  • Dr. Irene Hanson Frieze

    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, USA

  • Dr. Erica Burman

    Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

  • Dr. Aneeq Ahmad

    Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology. Henderson State University, USA
    PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

  • Dr. Nasar Saeed Khan

    Consultant Psychiatrist, Associate Professor, Kingston University, Canada
    FCPS-Psych (College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan).

  • Dr. Sadaf Rasheed

    Registrar, Queensland Health
    MBBS, MRCPsych, UK

  • Dr. Farah Malik

    Professor, Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab
    PhD (NIP, Quaid-e-Azam University)

  • Dr. Sobia Tamim Khan

    Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at St Andrews Healthcare, UK
    Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Birmingham, UK
    MBBS, MRCpPsych (UK)

  • Dr. Sarah Shahed

    Professor, Department of Psychology, Forman Christian College, Lahore
    PhD (Punjab University)

  • Dr. Salma Hasan

    Professor, Department of Psychology, GCU
    PhD (Punjab University)

  • Nauveen Dubash

    Psychotherapist, Student Wellness Hub, McGill University
    M.Sc. in Couples and Family Therapy (University of McGill, USA)
    MS in Clinical & Counseling Psychology (Beaconhouse National University)

  • Dr. Nazish Imran

    Head, Department of Child Psychiatry, Mayo Hospital
    MBBS, MRC Psych (UK)

  • Dr. Samira Bukhari

    Psychiatrist at Services Hospital and Kanaan Clinic

  • Dr. Iram Zehra Bokharey

    Senior Clinical Psychologist, Mayo Hospital, Lahore
    PhD (Punjab University)

  • Dr. Shahida Batool

    Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, GCU
    PhD (Punjab University)

  • Wajeeha Zahra

    Senior Clinical Psychologist at Children’s Hospital

  • Maliha Latif

    Director of Impact by Psyche Consultants
    MS (Punjab University)

  • Rubina Mehmood

    Senior Clinical Psychologist (Mayo Hospital)
    MS (Government College University)

  • Arshad Mahmood Naz

    Speech and Language Therapist, Child and Family Psychiatry, Deptt. Mayo Hospital, Lahore
    MS Speech and Language Pathology
    PGD Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy
    M.Sc. Psychology

  • Nauman Qureshi

    Registered Psychotherapist
    M.A Clinical Psychology, Canada
    Certificate in Gestalt Therapy (USA)
    Certificate in Rational Emotional Therapy (USA)
    Certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Canada)

  • Fatima Abbas

    Consultant Psychologist, Ijaz Psychiatric Clinic
    MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology (Beaconhouse National University)

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