Name: Dr. Muhammad Bilal
Designation: Head of Department/ Assistant Professor
Department: Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology Programs.
 
Qualification: PhD - Anthropology
  Macquarie University, Australia
 
  M.Phil - Anthropology
 
  M.Sc. - Anthropology
 
Phone: +92-51-9292900 (178)
Email: Bhs_2012@outlook.com
Status: On Job
Dr. Muhammad Bilal

Professional Experience

PUBLICATIONS/CONFERENCES

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Award, Department of Education, Government of Australia.
  • International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES).
  • PhD fieldwork grant.  Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Chancellor Medal/ 1st position, in M.Phil, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Merit Scholarship in M.Phil, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad,
  • Lok Virsa M.Phil Fieldwork Scholarship
  • Scholarship for extensive training workshop  “Social Science Research Methodology” Organized by
  • Population Council in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Public Health Lahore (IPH) Pakistan

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • My research bridges the areas of religion, politics and identity. I am particularly interested in topics that have implications for contemporary debates about Islam in world politics, religio-political movements, politics of international terrorism and dynamics of religious violence. Major topics include living Islam and everyday life, educational and media landscapes of Pakistan, social and political history of Pakistan, political and Sufi Islam, South Asia,  (particularly Pakistan), state, public policy & governance, patterns of religio-political integration and disintegration at gross roots level and qualitative research methodology

ACHIVEMENTS

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Award, Department of Education, Government of Australia.
  • International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES).
  • PhD fieldwork grant.  Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Chancellor Medal/ 1st position, in M.Phil, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Merit Scholarship in M.Phil, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad,
  • Lok Virsa M.Phil Fieldwork Scholarship
  • Scholarship for extensive training workshop  “Social Science Research Methodology” Organized by
  • Population Council in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Public Health Lahore (IPH) Pakistan

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

Organized

  • First Student Research Showcase of Behavioral Sciences Department, Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology Programs (2017).
  • Initiated and Organized Colloquia in the Dept. Of Behavioral Sciences (2016 - Continue)
  • Initiated and Organized Study Groups in the BHS Department – Theories in Social Sciences, Academic Writing, Statistical Analysis (2016- Continue)
  • Certified Workshops Series :
  • 1)Personal Develeopment
  • 2) Stress Management
  • Vanue: Fatima Jinnah Women University in collaboration with Founatain House Lahore (2016).
  • Certified Seminar on Psychological First Aid at Fatima Jinnah Women University in collaboration with Institute of Psychiatery, Banazir Bhutoo Hospital, Rawalpindi (2016).
  • Member Conference Management Committee, for International Conference on Earthquake10/8: Social, Human and Gender Issues (Jan, 15-17,2006) Jointly Organized by Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi and University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC),  Islamabad.

Attended:

  • 2nd International Social Sciences Conference: Social Sciences Research in Post-Modern Times 28-29 December (2016).
  • Debating Federalism in Pakistan organized by Hanns Seidel Foundation and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi (2016).
  • Good Governance organized by Higher Education Commission & Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi (2016).
  • Developing Proposals for Research Grants. Dr. D. Sharpes’ Talk Series organized by Department of Education, Fatima Jinnah Women University (2015).
  • How to Present Research in a Colloquium Organized by the Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney (2014).
  • A Sane Approach to Presenting at Conferences, organized by Higher Degree Research Unit, Macquarie University, Sydney (2014).
  • Publishing Workshop organized by the Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University,
  • Sydney (2013).
  • Endeavour Professionalization workshops  organized by Endeavour Awards, Department of Education, Australian Government ((2012, 2013,2014)
  • Writing Retreat organized by Higher Degree Research Unit, Macquarie University, Sydney (2013).
  • X-mind Software, Organized by the Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney (2013).
  • Professionalization Workshops organized by the Department of Anthropology, Macquarie
  • University, Sydney (2012, 2013).
  • PhD Writing Workshops (1& 2) organized by Higher Degree Research Unit, Macquarie University, Sydney (2010).
  • Social Science Research Methodology. Population Council, Institute of Public Health (IPH) (2004).
  • Capacity Building Workshop on Child Domestic Labor. International Labour Organization (ILO)  (2005).
  • Training of Trainers For Family Children’s Resource inc. Literacy Program Pakistan (CRI) & (USAID) (2003).
  • Early Childhood Education USAID (2003).

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Development of Teachers’ Capacity Building Model to Address the Counseling Needs of Students: A way Forward to Institutional Development Funded by HEC under Thematic Research Grant Program. (2016- ongoing