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Assistant Professor
Dr Asma Khalid
Assistant Professor
051-9056673 Ext: 6673


PhD (Sociology)                 Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Honorary Post-Doctoral Research Associate

                Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong, Australia

                January 2015- till to date

MSc (Equivalent to MPhil) Regional Planning and Development

Universities of Dortmund-Germany and Diliman of the Philippines - a Joint Degree from both universities.


March, 2021-todate                            Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.


September 2006- March, 2021         Assistant Professor, Public Administration Department, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Campaign Officer-Punjab (March 2005 –May 2006)                             Oxfam GB


Deputy Director Programmes (August 2004-November 2004)                            ASR Resource Centre/Institute of Women Studies (Lahore-Pakistan)


Programme Officer (Participatory Development) (October 1998-January 2001)          Family Planning Association of Pakistan- Chakwal Project (Pakistan)


Micro credit/ enterprises Coordinator (August 1996-October 1998) Pattan Development Organization (Islamabad-Pakistan)



Research Experience

Papers Published

  1. Rehman, A., Khalid, A., Naveed, S., Akhtar, S., Emmanuel, F., Reza, T., Hamid, S.  (2022). Experiences Of Covid-19 And Its Impact on Psychosocial Well-Being of Families: A Cross-Sectional Study. Webology, 19 (3), 517-528.
  2. Khalid, A., & Haider, I. (April-June2022). Children’s learning in adults’ environment - The street. Pakistan Journal of Social Research, 4 (2), pp. 99-108.
  3. Khalid, A., Naveed, S., Mukarram, S. (2022). Exploring Domestic Violence through Focus Group Discussion Method in Rural Setting. Asian Social Studies and Applied Research (ASSAR), 3 (2), 26-37.
  4. Khan, J., Khalid, A., & Rehman, A. (2022). Women’s Inheritance Rights in the West Pakistan Muslim Personal Law, Shariat Act 1962: An Analysis of Practices. Journal of Gender and Social Issues, .
  5. Ali, R. & Khalid, A. (2021). COVID-19 and Domestic Violence in Pakistan: An Analysis of the Media Perspective, Journal of International Women's Studies, 22(12), 98-114. Available at:
  6. Minhas, M., Khalid, A., & Akhtar, S. (2021). Parents’ and Teachers’ Role in stopping Street Harassment: An Exploration through Social Cognitive Theory in Rawalpindi City (Pakistan). International Review of Social Sciences, 9(1), 400-410, available at:
  7. Javed, R., Khalid, A., & Akhtar, S. (2020). Suicidal ideation and self-harm in transgender youth: role of social exclusion. Reh J Health Sci, 2 (2), 56-63.
  8. Khalid, A., Akhtar, S., Naveed, S., & Mukarram, S. (2020). A Novel Experience of Online Education In Public Sector Universities: Challenges And Lessons Learnt From Pakistan. Ilkogretim Online - Elementary Education Online, 19(3): pp. 3521-3532.  doi: 10.17051/ilkonline.2020.03.735517
  9. Khalid, A. (2020). What would korczak do? Reflections on education, well-being and children’s rights in the times of the covid-19 pandemic. In What would korczak do? Reflections on education, well-being and children’s rights in the times of the covid-19 pandemic, Anna Odrowąż-Coates (ed.). pp. 41-57. Warsaw 2020. The Maria Grzegorzewska University.
  10. Naveed, A., Akhtar, S., Naveed, S., Khalid, A. (2020). Effects of relational compensation on employee retention: A case of hotel industry of Pakistan. Hamdard Islamicus, 43(1), 369-377.
  11. Khalid. A. (2020). Street children. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, edited by Daniel Thomas Cook. Rutgers University, USA.
  12. Khalid, A., Ali, R., Aziz, F., and Qureshi, U. (2020). Conformity and Transgression in the Daily Lives of Pathan Girls. Journal of Family Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2020.1724558
  13. Khalid, A., Bibi, Bakhtawar, Akhtar, S. (2020). Role of Leaders in the Development and Maintenance of Organizational Culture. Middle East Journal of Management, 7 (2), 132-149. DOI10.1504/MEJM.2020.105943
  14. Sarfraz, H. & Khalid, A.  (2019). The role of joint family in the facilitation of working women to attain a balance in work and family life. Pakistan Journal of Society, Education and Language, 5 (2), 9-23.
  15. Khan, A., Khalid, A., Akhtar, S. (2019). Students’ understanding about bullying and copping strategies: Evidence from Pakistan’s colleges. International Journal of Educational Enquiry and Reflection.
  1. Khan, A., A, Khalid, A., & Iqbal, R. (2019). Revealing the Relationship between Smartphone Addiction and Academic Performance of Students: Evidence from Higher Educational Institutes of Pakistan. Pakistan Administrative Review, 3 (2), 74-83.
  1. Khalid, A. (2017). Role of non-governmental organization in the daily lives of the Afghan and Pathan children and youth working on the streets.  Pakistan Administrative Review,  1 (1), 2-13.
  2. Khalid A. (2017). Afghan girls’ agency in the context of family and kinship dynamics.  International Journal of Gender and Women’s Studies, 5 (2), 33-41.
  3. Khalid, A. (2016). Knowing Daily Lives of Children and Youth Working on the Streets through Photo-elicitation. Journal of Asian Development Studies, 5 (3), 57-67.
  4. Khalid, A. (2015). Connecting with migrants, refugee children and youth in Pakistan: Challenges and possibilities.  Journal of Asian Development Studies, 4(3),86-96.
  5. Khalid, A. (2014). Gender and fieldwork: Barriers to Investigation for a Female Researcher.  Journal of Asian Development Studies, 3 (3), 82-93.
  6. Khalid, A. (2014). Working on the Street in Rawalpindi City in Pakistan. Childhood Explorer, 1 (3), 9-11.
  7. Khalid, A., Rana, Z., & Akhtar, S. (2010). Gender Differences in Ability to Balance Work and Family Among Public Sector Schoolteachers.  The Pakistan Journal of Social Issues, vol. 2.


Project, Research Interests

Research Grant

Research grant of Rs. 4 Lacs for the project titled “Child protection and child rights in Pakistan’ approved by Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan and project has been completed with success and a final report has been submitted to the university.


Research Interests

  • Children and youth working on the streets
  • Rights-based approach
  • Children’s and youth’s everyday lives and cultures
  • Children and youth migration in South Asia
  • Children and youth participation in community development
  • Organizational and ethnographic research


Awards Won

Human Resource Development Scholarship from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for PhD

DAAD scholarship for two years in two Countries-Germany and the Philippines for Master in Science in Regional Planning and Development.

College scholar from the School of Urban planning- Diliman, the Philippines.




Membership of Learned Societies

Member of American Sociological Association





The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.