Currently I am working as Associate Professor in Department Development Studies, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus since 31 August 2009, while opted TTS since December 28, 2015 upon completion of my PhD Degree. I did PhD in Development Studies from Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway. I did my M.Phil in Anthropology from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad in 2008.
Before joining COMSATS University, I have worked with reputed national and international organizations such USAID, UNDP, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, Sarhad Rural Support Program and Directorate of Community Development, Forest Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and got vast experience/ skills at planning, management and administrative level. (For detail please see my CV at page. ). The nature of job in these organizations was to work with government departments, NGOs and community particularly on social sector development projects planning and implementation, training and coordination. I also got skills/experience in planning of public sector development projects, Monitoring and Evaluation of development projects including the public and NGOs development projects. Imparted a number of trainings to government officials and community members on participatory planning, budgeting and development, research and gender. Implemented national and international level research projects.
My aim is to pursue my career in academic and management cadre and serve the higher education sector policies and strategies at national and international level.
My research interests are Social Sector development, conflicts and post conflict development, institutions and governance, Gender & development and Livelihoods.