Dr. Rabia Hanif

Dr. Rabia Hanif



Dr. Rabia Hanif has completed her doctorate in Psychology (2020) and MPhil in Clinical Psychology (2013) from Institute of Clinical Psychology, both from University of Karachi. She completed her specialized training in Substance Abuse from United States of America on Fulbright/Humphrey Scholarship. She has won International Early Career Impact Award by ISSUP in Austria, Vienna (2019). She was also declared winner for International Research Poster competition in 2018 at San Diego California, USA. Dr. Rabia Hanif has been serving as a national trainer for UNODC since 2015. She has completed International certification in Addiction Studies (ICAP-1 & 2). Dr. Rabia Hanif has published several research articles in national and international reputed journals. She has also served as an Associate Director for ISSUP-Pakistan, Sindh Chapter.

Ph.DPsychology Department of Psychology, University of Karachi (UOK). Aug 2014-March 2020
Humphrey/Fulbright Fellowship Substance Abuse: Policy, Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Education Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, Virginia, USA. Aug 2017-June 2018
CRCP Clinical Research Certified Professional Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi. 2015
M.Phil. Clinical Psychology Institute of Clinical Psychology, UOKJan 2012- Dec 2013
B.S. Psychology Department of Psychology, University of Karachi (UOK)Jan 2008- Dec 2011
HSSC Pre-medical Board of Intermediate Karachi2006-2007
SSC Science Board of Secondary Education Karachi2003-2005
Lecturer University of Central Punjab Oct 2019- Till Present
Full time Research Associate and Addiction Counsellor Drug Rehabilitation Centre (NHCC) Karachi 2012-2019 Sep
Part time Counsellor and Life Coach SOS Children’s Village- Karachi 2013-2019
National Consultant - Telephonic Drug Awareness Project Sindh United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Jan 2017- March 2017
As Consultant Psychologist Neuropsychology Centre (NPC) DHA, Karachi. March 2016-March 2017
Recruitment Specialist – Mini Project Special Security Unit (SSU) Sindh Police Dec 2014- March 2015
1Smartphone Addiction as A Predictor of Low Psychological Well-Being Among University Students at National Institute of Drug Abuse, USA 2020.
2How Illicit Drug Trade is Becoming One of the Largest Business in Asia, International Journal in India; Health for Millions, (HFM), 45 (3) 22-26 Nov, 2019.
3Emotional intelligence and perceived social support as a determinant of recovery from substance use disorder. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society (JPPS) ISSN 1726-8710, 16 (1), 13-16 2019.
4Understanding the role of adverse childhood experiences and life time prevalence of substance use in predicting current substance use among university students (Abstract got published at National Institute of Drug Abuse-USA,2019).
5Personality traits differentiate Pakistani males in recovery versus relapse from substance use disorders. Personality and Individual Differences (PAID) ISSN: 0191-8869, Volume 141, 15 April 2019, Pages 226-228.
6Perceived Stress, Life Satisfaction and Job Satisfaction of Employees: A Correlational and Comparative Study. International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS)ISSN: 1943-6114, 08(04):27–36, 2015

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