Prof. Dr. Naumana Amjad

 Professor and Dean

Prof. Dr. Naumana Amjad

Qualification:

  • PHD in Psychology from the University of Warwick, UK 
  • MSC from Govt College, Pak

Biography:

Prof. Dr. Naumana Amjad has joined NUR International University, Lahore on 14th September, 2020 as Professor of Applied Psychology and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Previously, she served Institute of Applied Psychology, University of Punjab for 26 years.

 Prof. Naumana has many distinctions; She is a Schimmel scholar, only Schimmel scholar among Punjab University faculty, who won the prestigious Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship 2000 for her study in the UK through a nationwide competition. She won Templeton Foundation Science and Religion Course Program Award in 2000 for her course “Self and Personality: Traditional and Modern Perspectives”. She is a fellow of the International Society for Research on Aggression, and member International Association of Positive Psychology. She has supervised first PhD in Pakistan on Character Strengths and Well-being and a pioneer research on Ischemic heart disease. 

Research publications have appeared in national and international journals. Her research and articles have addressed broader areas of Moral beliefs and aggression, Happiness, Personality assessment, Spirituality, Positive emotions and traits, Academic achievement and health perceptions.  Dr. Naumana actively played her role in the time of pandemic to help people cope with the difficult situation. Her webinars included; Workshop on “Finding true and lasting happiness amid difficulties”  in Covid-19 mental health helpline volunteers training, Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, April 2020, a panel discussion on “Re-thinking parenting” arranged by LGU and  key note address on the role of psychologist during pandemic. Prof. Dr. Naumana serves on advisory boards of universities and as honorary consultant and resource person for Punjab Emergency Services and Anti-Narcotics force. She continues to play her role in the field and for our society despite difficulties and trauma.  She is an experienced trainer, known as a mentor, a prominent name in the field of Positive Psychology and Muslim Psychology. 

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