Name: Dr. Amna Khalid
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Qualification: PhD Clinical Psychology
Phone: +92-51-9292900 (204)
Status: On Job
Dr. Amna Khalid

Professional Experience


W Category:
Qadir, F., Khalid, A., & Medhin, G. (2015).  Social Support, Marital Adjustment, and Psychological Distress Among Women With Primary Infertility in Pakistan, Women & Health, 55:4, 432-446, DOI: 10.1080/03630242.2015.1022687
Khalid, A., Qadir, F., Werner, P. D., & Green, R.-J. (2014). Urdu translation of the California Inventory for Family Assessment for use in Pakistan. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, XLV(3), 367-387.
Qadir, F., Khalid, A., Haqqani, S., & Medhin, G. (2013). The association of marital relationship and perceived social support with mental health of women in Pakistan. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1150.
Other publications:
Qadir, F., Haqqani, S., Khalid, A., Huma, Z., & Medhin, G. (2014). A pilot study of depression among older people in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. BMC research notes7(1), 409.
Qadir, F., Zafar, P., Khalid, A., & Essau, C. (2014). Feasibility of Obsessive Compulsive Inventory revised in Pakistan: Pilot study. Journal of Behavioral Sciences in Asia, 2(7), 50-62.

Qadir, F., Gulzar, W., Haqqani., & Khalid, A. (2013). A pilot study examining the Awareness, Attitude and Burden of Informal caregivers of Dementia Patients. Care Management Journals.14(4), 230-240.


    My main research in recent years has been on the mental health and well-being among adolescents in Pakistan. I examined multiple risk and protective factors in understanding epidemiology of mental health in this population by focusing on socio-cultural explanations for the pathways of associations among these factors. My passion is to contribute to the goal of improving access to mental health care and to understand social and cultural determinants, epidemiology and treatment of mental disorders in community and primary health care settings in Pakistan. I am also keenly interested in development of indigenous instruments and interventions and their cultural adaptation.


    • Jinnah Women University on February 3, 2014 granted research funds of Rs 317820 to Dr Farah Qadir (Principal investigator) and Dr Amna Khalid (co-investigator) for research project titled “Social Correlates and Mental Health among Pakistani Youth”. Dr Amna Khalid became the principal investigator of the project in November, 2015.
    • Royal Society Edinburgh Research Visitors to Scotland Grant of worth £950 to support my visit to Dr Stella Chan at the University of Edinburgh to develop research collaboration between July1st - 6th , 2015.
      • Fully Funded HEC-HRD scholarship for faculty development from Fatima Jinnah Women University to pursue PhD at the University of Edinburgh
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  • Khalid. A & Schwannauer. M., (2013). Validity of the BBC Well-Being Scale for Use with Adolescents. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (15 – 17 July 2013). University of Roehampton London.
  • Khalid. A & Qadir. F. (2012). Strategies and methods for translating instruments. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the World Psychiatrists Association Congress (17-21 October, 2012). Prague, Czeck Republic.
  • Guest Speaker at the Special Olympics Family health forum being held at Nasheman Special School Wah Cantt, Wednesday 9th December 2015.
  • Co-Speaker along with Dr Farah Qadir on the topic of 'Problems faced in Adolescence’. A workshop conducted for girls (11 - 18 years of age) at Army Public School Phase II, Defense Housing Authority I. Thursday 10th December, 2015.
  • Seminar on: Adolescent Mental Health in Pakistan, Speaker: Dr Amna Khalid. Thursday 2nd July 2015 11:00 – 12:00, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh.
  • International Conference on Gender, Social  Sciences & Humanities New Directions in Scholarship,  January 14-15, 2016, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan in collaboration with University of Texas, Austin, USA.
  • World Association of Cultural Psychiatry 3rd World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry 2012
  • 12TH Post Graduate Research: Conference Faculty of Health, Life and Social Science, Edinburgh Napier University. 2012
  • Post Graduate Conference: The University of Edinburgh, 2012
  • 12TH Post Graduate Research: Conference Faculty of Health, Life and Social Science, Edinburgh Napier University. 2011
  • Two-day International Conference on “Impact of Global Violence on Mental Health: A Challenge for Mental Health Professionals”, 2006
  • Occupational Ability and Personality Assessment (SOSIE) training accredited by British Psychological Society, London, United Kingdom. 2015.
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A). Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. 2013. University of Edinburgh.
  • Social skills training for childhood anxiety. Resource person: Dr Cecilia Essau, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Department of Psychology (July 2013). University of Roehampton, London.
  • How to be a Journal Peer Reviewer. 2012. University of Edinburgh
  • Structural Equation Modeling using MPlus Workshop, 2012. University of Edinburgh
  • Mixed Methods designs: their development and use, 2012. Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences. University of Strathclyde.
  • Latent Trait and Latent Class Analysis for Multiple groups using MPlus. 2012. Applied Quantitative Methods Network, University of Glasgow.
  • Introduction to research funding. University of Edinburgh, 2011
  • Professional integrity in research relationships. University of Edinburgh, 2011
  • Creating awareness about prejudices, stereotypes and discriminations, 2011. Department of Behavioral Sciences (Fatima Jinnah Women University) in collaboration with Human Rights and Minority Affairs Department Government of The Punjab. Pakistan.
  • An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling using MPlus, 2011. Applied Quantitative Methods Network, University of Glasgow.
  • Writing for publication. University of Edinburgh, 2011
  • Writing process. University of Edinburgh, 2011
  • Writing an abstract. University of Edinburgh, 2011
  • Understanding Social Mobility. 2011. Applied Quantitative Methods Network, University of Glasgow.
  • How to be an effective researcher. University of Edinburgh, 2010
  • Creating effective posters. University of Edinburgh, 2010
  • 7 days workshop on psycho-diagnostic assessment. National Institute of Psychology. Quaid-e-Azam University, 2009.
  • Psychosis and its Psychological Management. The University of Punjab, 2008.
  • Effective Programming, Planning and Implementation of Inclusive Education for Mentally Challenged Children. The University of Punjab, 2008.
  • Impact of Violence on Everyday Lives. The University of Punjab, 2008.

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Heal the Shame and Live up to Your Full Potential. The University of Punjab, 2008.


    • I am co-investigator on a research project on Social correlates of mental health among youth in Pakistan. This project is funded by FJWU
    • I am involved in cultural adaptation of Living Life to The Full (LLTTF) course by Dr Chris Williams at University of Glasgow for use with British Pakistani population.
    • I am involved in a project “Responses to difficult situations” with my colleagues (Dr Stella Chan, Prof Matthias Schwannauer and Dr Fiona Ashworth) at university of Edinburgh. This study is looking into level of self-compassion and well-being among adolescents cross-culturally.
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    Co-investigator with Dr Farah Qadir on a research exploring Machiavellianism, moral integrity and well-being among university students.International: