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Dr. Saeeda Khanum
Assistant Professor
Department of Behavioral Sciences

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) School of Social Science and Humanities (S3H) H-12 Sector, Islamabad
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Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

Ph.D Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan in collaboration with Lab for Developmental Studies, Harvard University, USA.

Dr. Saeeda Khanum earned her Ph.D. in cognitive and developmental psychology from Quaid-i-Azam University in collaboration with Harvard University, USA. She spent two years at Harvard lab for Developmental Studies (LDS Harvard) to conduct her Ph.D research experiments under the supervision of renowned developmental psychologist Prof. Elizabeth Spelke.
Dr. Saeeda is certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) practitioner.
She joined C3A, NUST in January 2015. She served at COMSATS Institute of Technology, University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan from Sep, 2014 - January 2015 as a visiting lecturer.. She served as a research fellow during 2010 - 2012 at Lab for Developmental Studies, Psychology Department, Harvard University, USA. During 2006 – 2007.  she served as a research associate at National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan under the project “Cognitive Acceleration through Mathematics Education (CAME)” with specific focus on Let’s Think through Math.
 Dr. Saeeda Khanum availed research sponsorship from Harvard University during 2011-2012, under NIH project “Sources of Mathematical Thinking” through Principal Investigator, Prof. Elizabeth Spelke. She also availed fellowship from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for Harvard University as a visiting fellow during 2010-2011. She also got Fellowship during 2008-2013 from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for PhD under Indigenous 5000 PhD Scholarship Scheme. She won silver Medal in M.Phil (2006).

Main research interests of Dr. Saeeda Khanum include numerical cognition, intervention/training experiments, Innovative technologies studies in the domain of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and career guidance and development. 
1. Khanum Saeeda (2016). Dyscalculia, causes, intervention and Pakistani scenario. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric society, 13 (4). HEC approved Y category.
2. Khanum, S., Hanif, R., Berteletti, I., Spelke, E.S., & Hyde, D.C. (2016).  Effects of non-symbolic approximate number practice on symbolic number abilities in Pakistani children. PLoS ONE. Impact Factor 3.5.
3. Hyde, D.C.*, Khanum, S. *, & Spelke, E.S. (2014).  Brief non-symbolic, approximate number practice enhances subsequent exact symbolic arithmetic in children.  *equal contributions. Cognition. 2014 Jan 21;131(1):92-107. Impact Factor 3.4.
4. Khanum, S., & Hanif, R. (2014). Numerical acuity of American and Pakistani First-Grade Children: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric society, 11(2). HEC approved Y category.

Testing and assessment in career counselling  
Career development theories
Developing community networks 
Peer support and supervision