Name: Ms. Sabahat Haqqani
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Qualification: PhD in clinical psychology (In progress)
  University of Adembra
  Master in Behavioral sciences (2009)
  Bachelors in Science (2005)
Phone: +92-51-9292900 (192)
Status: On Job
Ms. Sabahat Haqqani

Professional Experience

April 2010- to date
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi


  1. Qadir, F., Haqqani, S., Khalid, A., Zill-e-Huma, & Medhin, G. (2014). A pilot study of depression among older people in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. BMC research note. 7. 409. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-409
  2. Qadir, F., Gulzar, W., Haqqani, S., & Khalid, A. (2013). A Pilot Study Examining the Awareness, Attitude, and Burden of Informal Caregivers of Dementia Patients. The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care. 14(4). 230 -240.
  3. Qadir, F., Khalid, A., Haqqani, S., Zill-e-Huma, & Medhin, G., (2013). The association of marital relationship with mental health of women in Pakistan. BMC Public Health. 13. 1150. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1150


    Mental health and help seeking of adolescents, youth and older adults, deliberate self harm and suicide, gender differences, marriage and relationships, health risk behaviors, disability


Attended workshops:

  1. “Grounded theory, discourse and content analysis” at Fatima Jinnah Women University on March 18, 2016 (10:00 am – 1:30 pm)
  2. Working with Deliberate Self Harm organized by SDS Seminars Ltd. at  British Psychological SocietyLondon on January 26, 2016 (9:30 am – 4:30 am)
  3. Working with Suicidal Behavior organized by SDS Seminars Ltd. at  British Psychological Society London on January 27, 2016 (9:30 am – 4:30 am)
  4. Innovative pedagogy for higher education- five days training at Fatima Jinnah Women University on  December 7-11, 2015

Papers presented at the Conferences:

  1. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S., & Qadir, F. (2013). Deliberate self-harm among school going adolescents in Pakistan. The XXVII World Congress of the international association for suicide prevention. 18(1), 47.
  2. Haqqani, S., & Khalid, A. (2012). Practical and ethical challenges in conducting research on Pakistani adolescent mental health. Paper presented at Persons, Bodies and the State in South Asia. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. Abstract retrieved from

Posters presented at the conference:

  1. Haqqani, S., Schwannauer, M., Chan, S. & F. Qadir (2013). Behind the scars: understanding self harm and help seeking among Pakistani adolescents. Poster presented at Postgraduate research conference 2013. School of Health in social Science. University of Edinburgh. Scotland

Conferences attended:

  1. International conference on gender, social sciences and humanities: new directions in scholarship.  at Fatima Jinnah Women University on January 13 -15, 2016
  2. International conference on Impact of global violence on mental health: a challenge for mental health professionals (2008). University of Punjab. Lahore. Pakistan.
  3. 1st international conference on psycho trauma (2008). Islamabad. Pakistan



    As Co- PI SRGP grant (2016) with Dr Ishrat Yousaf (PI) for project titled “Predictors of adherence to highly active anti-retroviral treatment among individuals with HIV and AIDS in Pakistan.”