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Nigar Khawaja, PhD


​​Nigar G Khawaja (PhD) is a Professor at the School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology. She is a Fellow of Australian Psychological Society and its College of Clinical Psychology. She is also a member of the International Academy of Intercultural Relations and a Senior Fellow at the Higher Education Academy.  She is a Clinical Psychologist and has taught postgraduate courses. Further, as a part of her cross-cultural and transcultural research she has worked extensively with culturally and linguistically diverse populations from migrant and refugee backgrounds. As an academic and a researcher, she has spearheaded research, training programs, and resources to hone the cultural competency skills of psychologists. She has published 100 + papers in international peer reviewed journals and received funding from multiple government and non-government sources. Nigar is keen to promote the skills of the mental and allied health professionals. ​ 


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Nigar Khawaja has an employment relationship with the School of Psychology & Counselling. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Nigar Khawaja is an associate editor of Journal of Muslim Mental Health. She is a member of the APS Cultures and Psychology Interest Committee.

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