Dr. Noreen Akhtar


Dr. Noreen Akhtar

Associate Professor


A professional psychologist and teacher with more than 15 years of experience in the field of clinical and counselling psychology. Dedicated to serve clients in a meaningful way, listening to their concerns and helping them learn how to approach their mental, emotional and behavioral problems and their well-being. Developed concept papers for establishing various academic programs at university level. Currently heading the psychology department. Served as master trainer for teachers, students and staff. Capable of establishing counseling and academic setup in any organization. Additionally, engaged in academic actitivtes including teaching Post graduate level courses and research publications.

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor & HoD at Department of Psychology PAF-IAST in July 2023 till date.
  • Deputy Director, Senior Psychologist, NUST H-12 campus, Jan 2009-Jun 2023
  • Research associate, Muhammad Ali Jinnah Institute, Jan 2009- Jun 2009
  • Clinical Psycholigist, Capital development Hospital, Jan 2006 -Aug 2006


  • Ph.D in Psychology, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 2019
  • M.Phil in Psychology Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  • M.SC Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore


  1. Parenting Styles predictors of Externalizing and Internalizing Behavior problems among Children. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research 26(1), 23-41.
  2. Relationship between internet addiction and academic performance among university undergraduates. Educational Research and Reviews 8(9), 1793-1796.
  3. Impact of self-efficacy on negative career thoughts in university undergraduates. International Jounral of Business and Social Sciences 4(6).
  4. Construct validation of emotional labor scale for a sample of Pakistani corporate employees. Pakistan Journal of Medical Association (JPMA).
  5. Urdu translation and validation of shorter version of Positive Affect and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) on Pakistani bank employees. Pakistan Journal of Medical Association (JPMA).


  • Roll of Honor in M.Sc
  • Awarded as first position holder in clinical psychology and social psychology.
  • Diploma in Computer Application.
  • Online Cognitive Therapy Course from Oxford University
  • Advance Training in Statistical Analysis

Area of Interest

  • Development and adaption of psychological tests
  • Youth and mental health issue
  • Youth suicide Prevention program
  • Standardization of psychological tests
  • Administration and interpretation of test
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