FACULTY PROFILE – Dr. Kiran Bashir Ahmad
Category: Faculty November 5, 2020

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name Dr. Kiran Bashir Ahmad
Email HoD.ipp@bahria.edu.pk

kiran.ipp@bahria.edu.pk

Phone +92-21-99240013-14
Research Area Clinical Psychology
AFFILIATION
Designation Senior Assistant Professor
Department Professional Psychology
University Bahria University Karachi Campus
QUALIFICATION
DEGREE PASSING YEAR MAJORS UNIVERSITY
Ph. D. 2009 Clinical Psychology. Majors in Child psychology, Group psychotherapy & Research methodology and Ethics Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi
MA/MSc 2004 Clinical Psychology Institute of Professional Psychology,
BA/BSc 2002 English Literature, Geography, Economics DHA Degree College for Women, Phase VIII. DCW (Karachi Board)
EXPERIENCE
DESIGNATION APPOINTED UNIVERSITY/ORGANIZATION
Senior Assistant Professor March 2020 Institute of Professional Psychology
Senior Assistant Professor July 2017 Institute of Professional Psychology
Assistant Professor Dec 2014 Institute of Professional Psychology
Senior Lecturer June 2012 Institute of Professional Psychology
Lecturer August 2009 Institute of Professional Psychology
Trainee Lecturer September 2007 Institute of Professional Psychology
Facilitator and Senior Assessor in Recruitment Process and Assessment 2019 Centre for Sui Southern Gas Limited in Karachi and Hyderabad.
Senior Assessor in Assessment 2018 Centre for Sui Southern Gas Limited Senior Management in Karachi
Senior Assessor in British Council Leadership Assessment 2018 conducted with Galvico ad the Institute of Professional Psychology in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad
Facilitator and Assessor 2016 Sui Southern Gas Employee Assessment Centers, Karachi, Hyderabad and Quetta, Pakistan representing Galvico and the Institute of Professional Psychology.
Facilitator in Operating Culture and Leadership Assessment 2010 British Petroleum, Karachi, Mirpurkhas Khipro and Badin, Pakistan.
External services affiliation 2010 British Petroleum through the Institute of Professional Psychology for providing short term counseling to employees and their families
Visiting Teacher 2010 Therapy Works, Karachi, Pakistan.
6-week Internship in Psychiatric Day Care Unit of KPT 2004 Karwan-e-Hayat PCRC
Junior Editor 1999-2004 NGO Shehri’s Newsletter – Youth Section
Editor 19992003 URC (Urban Resource Centre) Newsletter including translation of reports from Urdu to English and Proofreading for URC reports
SUMMARY OF RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
2020   Rafiq, S. & Ahmad, K.B (2020).  The Effect of Merging Positive Psychotherapy with Creative Interventions on the hope of Orphan Females. Bahria Journal of Professional Psychology. 19 (1).

2015   Ahmad, K.B & Zadeh, Z.F. (2015).  Toward a psychosocial model of psychological adjustment – investigating the association between locus of control, self-esteem and perceived social support. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society. 12 (1).

2014    Ahmad, K.B & Zadeh, Z.F. (2014). Gender discrimination in disabled adolescents: an analysis of psychological adjustment in a cosmopolitan city in Pakistan. Sociology and Anthropology, 2(6), 232-238. doi: 10.13189/ sa.2014.020604

2013    Ahmad, K.B. (2013). Urban residents’ life satisfaction after migration to a metropolitan city: a comparison of the factors influencing life satisfaction in Delhi and Karachi. Life in Small Cities. Thaap Journal.

2013    Ahmad, K.B. & Zadeh, Z. F. (2013). Types of cognitive errors and the external locus of control in adolescent girls. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3 (14), 240-247. Centre for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA

2012    Zadeh, Z. F. & Ahmad, K. B. (2012). Mental health issues of women prisoners in Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 2(14), 310-318. http://www.ijhssnet.com/journals/Vol_2_No_14_Special_Issue_July_2012/36.pdf

2012    Ahmad, K. B. (2012). Voices of hope and despair – Themes in the lives and English language works of women creative writers of Pakistani heritage published in the last decade. Bahria Journal of Professional Psychology, Institute of Professional Psychology, Karachi.

2011    Ahmad, K.B. (2011). Celebrating Otherness: Invocation of the Sufi Spirit in the New Millennium. Beyond Borders. Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature. SAARC Apex Body. New Delhi.

2008    Zadeh, Z. F. & Ahmad, K. B. (2008). Number of working hours and male employees’ psychological work stress levels. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research. National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence, Quaid – e – Azam University, Islamabad. 23.

Scholarly and/or creative activity published through a refereed electronic venue.

2012    Dilemma of a Beautiful Woman (1, July). http://www.nation.lk/edition/undo/item/7704-dilemma-of-a-beautiful-woman.html

2011    Forgotten Lives: The Plight of Gravediggers in Karachi (24, February) http://www.chowk.com/Views/Society/Forgotten-Lives-The-Plight-of-Gravediggers-in-Karachi

2011    Karen Armstrong – The Great ‘Ego’ Divide? (10, February) http://www.chowk.com/Views/Society/Forgotten-Lives-The-Plight-of-Gravediggers-in-Karachi

2011    Remembering Gulgee. (6, January). http://www.chowk.com/writers/Kiran-BashirAhmad

2005    Short story Plans in Pink showcased online http://www.womenswriting.com/WriterDetails.asp?WriterID=352

CONTRIBUTION TO EDITED VOLUMES.

• Ahmad, K.B. (2011).

Cultural Connectivity in the SAARC Region – Creativity and the Social Learning Theory as Mediators for Change. The Eight Neighbours – Together We Survive. Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature. SAARC Apex Body. New Delhi.

Papers or extended abstracts published in conference proceedings. (refereed on the basis of abstract)

• Ahmad, K.B. (2017).

Whither Collective Identity? The emerging trends of Urbanism in Karachi. The City: an evolving Organism. Thaap Conference

• Ahmad, K.B. (2014).

On life and living – Bringing positivity to Pakistani society. Abstract publication. In Proceedings of the Seminar on Community Empowerment and Positive Psychology. Paper presented at SCEPP 2014, Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan. 21 May (pp. 8-9). IPPBU

• Ahmad, K.B. & Hassan, S. (2014).

Case study: Utilizing precision teaching, overcorrection, and participant modeling to improve English language fluency levels in a non-native reader. Abstract publication. In T. Yousaf (Ed.) Proceedings of the Seminar on Applied Behavioural Interventions and Non-Aversive Behavioural Support for Special Children. Paper presented at Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan. 29 April. (p. 3). IPPBU

• Ahmad, K.B. (2014).

Forgotten Youth – The Life of Disabled Adolescents in Pakistan. Abstract publication. In Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Issues in Psychology. Paper presented at ISSIP 2014, Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Karachi. 15 January (p. 13). IPPBU

• Ahmad, K.B. (2014).

Gender Discrimination in disabled adolescents – An analysis of psychological adjustment in a cosmopolitan city in Pakistan. In D. Rathnayake et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences. Virtual Paper presented at ICOSS 2014, The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 25-26 March (pp. 229-239). TIIKM

ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN POPULAR PRESS.

2014    Me Karachi, you food (26/02/2014) Jalaibi – The Creative Collective http://jalaibi.com/2014/02/26/me-karachi-you-food/

2013    When love hurts (24/10/2013). Psychology Standard: The Psychology Journal.  http://psychologystandard.com/love-hurts/

2013    The traumatized brain (03/10/2013). Psychology Standard: The Psychology Journal. http://psychologystandard.com/traumatized-brain/

2012    Mind versus soul – Psychology and Sufism
The Rationale, 1(8), 28-29

2011    Forgotten Lives: The Plight of Gravediggers in Karachi (24/02/2011) http://www.chowk.com/Views/Society/Forgotten-Lives-The-Plight-of-Gravediggers-in-Karachi

2011    Karen Armstrong – The Great ‘Ego’ Divide? (10, February) http://www.chowk.com/Views/Society/Forgotten-Lives-The-Plight-of-Gravediggers-in-Karachi

2011    Remembering Gulgee. (6, January). http://www.chowk.com/writers/Kiran-BashirAhmad

2006 – 2011     Freelance contribution of box features in DAWN’s Advertiser section.

OTHER RESEARCH OR CREATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2012    Short stories ‘The Colour of Dreams’ and ‘Shama Book Point’ published in After the Rain – Stories from the SAARC Region, A publication of the Fraternity of Literature and Culture (FOLC), Pakistan

2007    Publication of short story Plans in Pink in Neither Night nor Day – 13 Stories by Women writers from Pakistan. HarperCollins Publishers India.

2004    Short story “Parched Earth” published in book I Belong – Oxford University Press (OUP), British Council. Also published online http://ibelong.britishcouncil.org/english/stories/story3/

UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
• Member of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) monitoring bachelor’s level activities making conducting Self-Assessment, making SARs, SOPs, and Summary reports at IPP, Bahria University

• Making of monthly reports at IPP (September 2008 – September 2012)

RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:
1. 22 Dec 2014 Application given for the International Seminar on Social Issues in Psychology organized at the Institute of Professional Psychology Higher Education Commission 139500
MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Executive Member: Pakistan Society of Excellence in Psychology
  • Life Member: Pakistan Psychological Association (PPA)
  • Life Member: Pakistan Association of Cognitive Therapists (PACT)
  • Executive Member: Fraternity of Literature and Culture (FOLC), Pakistan.
  • Life Member: Ladies Horticultural Club – Pakistan
POST GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
1. 2015 The Impact of Religious Coping on Forgiveness in Young, Middle and Old Muslim Adults M.Phil. Madiha Ali
2. 2016 Ambulance Driving Experience and Psychological Well Being in Ambulance Drivers of Karachi M.Phil. Nirmala Davi
3. 2017 Self-Stigma and Attitudes Towards Seeking Psychological Help in Pakistan M.Phil. Kausar Malik
4. 2017 A Comparative Study on the Effectiveness of Positive Psychotherapy and Group Cognitive Behavuoural Therapy for the Patients Suffering from major Depressive Disorder MS Tayyiba Satti
5. 2017 A Comparative Study of the Self Consciousness of Adolescents in Segregated and Non-Segregated Settings MS. Binish Shahid
6. 2017 The Effect of Creative Interventions on the Hope and Symptoms of Depression in Orphan Females MS Saria Rafiq
7. 2017 Effectiveness of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan on Patients with Psychosis MPhil Tabinda Afzal
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
1. 2011 Effect of Peer Relations on the Depression Level of Adolescents B.S. Tayyiba Amjad & Anila Riaz
2. 2011 Good Grades as a Function of Motivation B.S. Sundus Khan
3. 2012 Bereavement and Coping Styles B.S. Hina Hameed & Sehrish Ilyas
4. 2014 Impact of Early Childhood Education and Tuitions on Parent Child Relationship and Social Development B.S. Aisha Jirjees
5. 2014 Work Stress as a Correlate of Job Satisfaction in University Teachers B.S. Sobia Ghulam Mohammed & Sobia Noureen
6. 2015 Food Preferences as a Result of Life Satisfaction B.S. Maria Siddique, Rabia Shahid & Sana Raheel
7. 2015 Relationship between Exposure to Sexual Content and Intimacy B.S. Apsara Ali, Eymen Tatheer & Yusra Tarique Jamal
8. 2015 Factors leading to Vocational Preferences of Young Adults B.S. Yamina Javed, Umm e Aymen, Syeda Afifah Saud
9. 2015 Life Satisfaction of Young Adults in Joint and Nuclear Families B.S. Aruba Javed & Dhanak Nadeem Malik
10. 2015 Age Discrepancy and Marital Compatibility B.S. Sara Ismail & Urooj Shams
11. 2015 Perceived Parental Behavior, Life Satisfaction and Aggression in Adult Males B.S. Maha Maudood, Maria Kanwal, Sobia Noureen
12. 2016 Relationship of Active Procrastination with Self Efficacy, Mindfulness and Hope B.S. Saima Nouman, Sugandh Jatoi, & Syeda Rida Asad
13. 2016 Effects of Coping Strategies on Grief among Males and Females B.S. Muniba Sajid, Zahra Hussain, & Anum Zulfiqar