Visiting Fellow (Pittsburgh University, USA)
PhD (Glasgow University, UK)
Certified Counselor (Pennsylvania, USA)
Dr. Ruhi Khalid is the Director of Institute of Psychology, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Before joining BNU, Dr. Khalid worked as chairperson of the department of Applied Psychology, Punjab University where she was also appointed as Dean Faculty of Life Sciences. She completed her Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Glasgow in 1985. Her Ph.D work was on Self-esteem. As Fulbright Scholar her Postdoctoral work focused on gender issues. She was a visiting fellow of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1997-1998). Her areas of interest are Social, Health, Clinical and Developmental Psychology, and Women Issues. She has undergone training in the following: therapeutic intervention for victims of violent crimes at the Center for Victims of Violent Crimes Pittsburgh, USA; training program for qualified Sexual Assault Counselors in U.S.A. at Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh; certificate of Completion in Victim Assistance Training Program, Allegheny and also attended Counseling courses for abused women and for Child Abuse victims at the University of Pittsburgh. Higher Education Commission (H.E.C) of Pakistan gave her Best Teacher Award for her contribution to Academia. She is also one of the H.E.C’s approved Supervisors for the Ph.D. in Psychology for the indigenous Ph.D scholarship program. Up till now several Ph.D scholars have completed their doctoral work under her supervision successfully. She has also made valuable contributions in the discipline of Psychology and Applied Psychology in terms of courses development and curriculum design for B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, M.Sc. Psychology, M.Phil Psychology, MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and Ph.D programs in Psychology programs for higher educational institutions across Pakistan. Dr. Khalid has to her credit memberships of a number of prestigious professional and academic societies in Pakistan as well as in Britain and U.S.A. She is an active researcher and has participated and organized various workshops, seminars and conferences at national and international forums. She is on the Editorial Board of a number of scientific journals. Her research publications include books and research articles published in national and international scientific Journals of repute.