Dr Saima Eman


Department of Psychology

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Dr Saima Eman
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
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S1 2LT

Saima Eman is a Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS), UK, Commonwealth Alumni Advisory Panel Member, UK, APA, MFP Fellow & International Affiliate, Div 41 AP-LS member and conference reviewer, Commonwealth mentor and Advisory council member at Global network of Psychologists for Human Rights. She is a social psychology and a human rights/humanity/environmental psychology researcher and an advocate. She has an intensive teaching and a scientific career. She is also a Publons Peer Reviewer. She is a freelance Psychology Tutor and founder of Khan Bahadur Visionaries. She is a poet, artist, writer, and an ideator. Previously, she was a Lecturer and then an Assistant Professor and Associate Editor JRP, at Department of Applied Psychology, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). She also worked as a researcher at Training Impact, Gallup and Khoj Society for People’s Education.

  • PhD Psychology (The University of Sheffield)
  • M.Sc. Applied Psychology (Middlesex University)
  • Certified Human Resource Professional (National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan)
  • MSc. Applied Psychology (University of the Punjab)
  • BA Psychology, Education, Sociology (University of the Punjab)
  • B.Sc. Home Economics (College of Home Economics, Lahore)
  • Matric in Science (Beaconhouse Public School) 
Research interests

Human rights (environmental psychology, social psychology, animal psychology, educational psychology, dementia, antisocial behaviours, cyberbullying, health literacy, test anxiety, prejudice, discrimination, racism, peace and conflict studies, personality psychology, emotions, informal adoption, health psychology, psychopathology, psychology of adolescence, humanistic psychology, space psychology, organisational psychology, coaching psychology, English Literature and Psychology, etc).


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Journal articles

  • Part of Many Happy Returns research team-2022
  • APA Minority Fellowship 2021
  • Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD study in the UK- 2012
  • I was part of a research grant paper on Dementia funded by University of Manchester, UK: Leroi, I., Chaudhry, N., Daniel, A., Dunne, R., *Eman, S., Farina, N.,...Zadeh, Z. (2019). A roadmap to develop dementia research capacity and capability in Pakistan: A model for low- and middle-income countries. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 5, 939-952. doi: 10.1016/j.trci.2019.11.005
Professional activities
  • ​​​​​​Joined The Bridge creative writers community on 24 October, 2021: https://bridge-the-nations.com/ 
  • Joined APA Div 41, AP-LS on 13 October, 2021 
  • Appointed as Associate Editor of Journal of Research in Psychology-2021 to present-LCWU 
  • Member of Quality Enhancement Cell at LCWU August 2021
  • British Alumni Association- 2021 to present 
  • Joined Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights on 6 December, 2020 
  • Chartered member via teaching route and member of Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers of Psychology at British Psychological Society, UK-14 July 2020 to present 
  • International Affiliate ofAmerican Psychological Association-14 April, 2020 to present 
  • Member of Workload, result, and scholarship committees-2019 
  • Appointed Member board of studies, Human Development, UHEL, 1st October, 2019 to 30 November, 2019 
  • Appointed Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Alumni Advisory Panel member for 2 years -12 September, 2019 
  • Member of editorial board, Journal of Applied Psychology, LCWU, 2018 to present 
  • Women Action Forum, 14 April, 2019 
  • Member TeachersFirst, UK 2015 to present 
  • Member of UREC, 2014-2016 
  • University of Sheffield Islamic circle 2013-2019 
  • Members team at PCSIR Phase 2, Lahore, 2016 to 2020 
  • Member of a pan-University panel of judges for a legacy of Professor Sir Harry Kroto in the form of an international prize for children and young people's creative communication of science named “Kroto Research Inspiration: Championing the creative communication of research”- May-June 2017 
  • Commonwealth alumna-2016 to present 
  • Middlesex University alumna 2008 to present 
  • University of the Punjab alumna 2005 to present 
  • University of Sheffield alumna 2019 to present 
  • Amnesty International 2017 to present 
  • Sheffield Interpersonal Violence Research Network, 2017 to present 
  • Broomhill community library-2015 
  • Affect, feelings and emotion network-2015 
  • Advanced quantitative methods network- 2013 
  • Gender research network, 2013 
  • Lion’s club, 2013 
  • Pakistan Psychological Association 2013 
  • Member of Result and information sharing committees, and Scientific review committee, workshop committees and scholarship committees at LCWU-2017 
  • Member dengue prevention committee, 2018 to present 
  • PsyPAG, 2013 to 2018 
  • Race research network- 2013
  • Sheffield University International Women’s club, 2013 to present 
  • Women TUoS, 2013 to present 
  • iCog, 2013 to present 
  • International resource center/DFDI, LCWU, 2012 to present 
  • Alzheimer’s Pakistan, 2011 to present 
  • Languages Sheffield, 2013-2017
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, 2014-2016 
  • British Psychological Society, MBPsS, 2013-2015 
  • American Psychological Association for Graduate Students, 2004-2008 
  • Lahore HR Forum, 2005-2006 
  • Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology, 2004-2005 
  • Kyokushinkae Karate Organisation, 1999 to 2002 
  • DeSOM, Defense Services Club, 1997-2000 
  • French language, English Dramatics, Knitting and Lawn Tennis and cooking clubs, 1992 to 1996 
  • Children Complex Alhumra, 1989 to 1993 
  • The British Library, 2007-2008; 2013-2015 
  • Beaconhouse School System Alumni-1998 to present 
  • Home Economics Alumni- 2002 to present


    Invited talks and public/media appearances

    Invited Talks and Lectures: 

    • Invited as guest speaker by Children Assembly on Facebook Live to speak on webinar series on Climate change and Impact of COVID-19 on children and the topic was “Human Rights in the Age of Climate Emergency and Toxic Air”- 27 December, 2021
    • Interviewed by the Bridge Team at Department of English Literature as a creative writer on 20 November 2021
    • Interviewed by Sheffield Careers service UoS as a career mentor on 28 October, 2021
    • Invited Webinar guest speaker on stress at Facebook Live to people from Kenya at Mombasa Mental Health Awareness Group on 17 April, 2021 
    • Invited as a guest speaker at University of Strathclyde webinar on What is the BPS and What can I do after my Psychology Degree? on 19  February, 2021: https://www.strathunion.com/events/8040/1887/ 
    • Invited seminar talks on Commonwealth Scholarships at LCWU, organised by Department of Faculty Development and Internationalisation (paid lecture).-3 December, 2019 and then 28 December, 2020
    • Invited talk at International Women’s day to an audience of women from 18 different countries at Sheffield International Women’s club-2013  
    • Invited psychology expert talk on radio FM 99.6 on effect of brand marketing on youth- 15 December, 2011

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