Professor Department of Clinical Psychology
Dr. Waheeda Khan is currently Professor department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences; Chairperson Internal Complaints Committee and Advisor to SGT University, Gurugram, Delhi-NCR. She has served as the Dean Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, SGT University from August 2015 to July 2021, during this period the faculty got eminence as one of the premium mental health training institute in Delhi-NCR, approved by Rehabilitation Council of India. Before joining SGT University, Dr. Waheeda Khan has served as Head Psychology department (July 2010 – June 2013); Director of Sarojni Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies (2009 – 2010); University Counseling & Guidance Centre (2009-14); and Co-ordinator of IGNOU Study Centre of Jamia Millia Islamia (a Central University), New Delhi, India. She started her research career as Junior Research Fellow, later worked as Senior Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow awarded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India.
She has more than 38 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in higher education. She has so far supervised 32 Ph.D scholars, including students from UK, Iran, and Pakistan. Currently 8 other scholars are pursuing research under her guidance. She has also supervised large number of Master’s students for their field training and research projects, including 6 students from Linkoping University, Sweden. She has to her credit over 80 research papers including 25 book chapters published in reputed indexed journals/books. She has also presented her work at number of International and national conferences.
She is currently pursuing a research project on neuro-cognitive aspects of memory and emotion in children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, in collaboration with IIT Mumbai and
funded by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. She has completed few more International projects including UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnership International Project (2014-16) funded by UGC, India and British Council, UK; and published a significant article on “Contact, political solidarity and collective action: An Indian case study of relations between historically disadvantaged communities”. Another International GCH research project “Psychological responses, coping strategies and physical activity during the Covid-19 pandemic: A multiple country comparison study” was completed in 2020.
Her research areas cover intergroup contact, conflict-violence in Kashmir, mental health, emotion, coping, positive intervention, and well-being of children, adolescents, women, and marginalized sections of society. She has been actively contributing in the advancement of research as a member of editorial board of national/International journals and has also served on various academic bodies in India and abroad.
She was nominated Nodal Training Officer in HIV/AIDS counseling by NACO, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, and has organized number of training programs for defiance/paramilitary personnel, and counselors, and has also organized number of webinars/workshops/symposia/seminars, both National/International level. She has delivered talks, keynote addresses, chaired number of conference/seminar sessions in various academic programs and also participated in panel discussions organized by National media.
Winner of awards for her significant contribution, she has been the recipient of ARTS program twice, which is given by International Union of Psychological Sciences; Fellowship of the Year award by National Environment Science Academy; “Distinguished Women Psychologist” award by Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar; “Significant Contribution in Psychology” award by AIIMS, Delhi; and “ICONIC Health Psychologist” award conferred by Indian Academy of Health Psychology.
She has travelled number of countries to pursue her academic interests, and visited USA, Canada, UK, Australia, China, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.