My research interests are intergroup dynamics, social identities, health-related and integration issues of immigrants, extremism, radicalization, and de-radicalization. I have gained academic research experience in social and developmental psychology, and my professional work experience relates to integrative complexity of thinking, ingroup and outgroup dynamics, sustainable long-term rehabilitation of de-radicalized youth, conflict resolution, and promoting peace and harmony in underdeveloped communities.
Currently, I’m doing M.Phil in International Community Health from the University of Oslo (UiO). I have also obtained an M.Phil degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Punjab (Pakistan) and have gained 6 years of work experience in the social-welfare sector. My work here is a longitudinal test of behavioral immune system theory, analyses of perceptions of pathogen load, and intergroup disgust during COVID-19.