Ph.D, MsEd.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City – Riyadh, National Guard Health Affairs,

Profile

Dr. Sajida Agha is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Psychology at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) - College of Medicine since November 2011. She completed her master degrees in the department of Clinical Psychology, Peshawar University, Peshawar, Pakistan and Department of Education, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.  Her Ph.D. was obtained from the Institute of Clinical Psychology at Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan. After the Ph.D., she worked as an assistant professor in the department of medical education at Isra University, Hyderabad, Pakistan and also served as the Director of Quality Assurance Unit. Before joining King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, she worked as an associate professor of behavioural sciences at Isra University, Pakistan.

Responsibilities

Dr. Sajida Agha currently teaches masters in medical education cognition as well as learning and faculty development.  She is also the director of faculty enhancement and the mentoring and e-portfolio program.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan
    M.S., Clinical Psychology,Peshawar University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • MsEd., Education, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • B.S., Clinical Psychology, Sindh University, Pakistan

Honors/Awards

• Received Promotion of Education in Pakistan Fellowship, 1999-2001.
• Best Poster Award in international medical education conference Kenya, 2003.
• Received W.K. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship in 2003.
• Received Arts Association Fellowship, 2004.
• Received AusAID Fellowship 2007-2008, Western Australian University Perth, Australia
• Received international postdoctoral fellowship Higher Education of Pakistan Award 2011 (not availed, fulfilling contract with KSAU-HS)

Memberships

• Member, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAPP)
• Member, Pakistan Psychologist Association (PPA).
• Member NGO War Against Rape (WAR).


Research Focus

• Mentoring & e-portfolio
• Mental health
• Curriculum
• Faculty development
• Assessment & evaluation: Educational Need Assessment, student evaluation


Publications

  1. Agha S, Aldossary R. Perceived physiotherapy interns and faculty satisfaction with the current physiotherapy internship program submitted for International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Academy (will be published in March issue).
  2. Agha S. A tale of two partnership program: the story of implementing e-portfolio at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) 2016; 2(3): 245-50.
  3. Aldakhil S, Alyemni A, Agha S, Alferayan Y. Prevalence of Epilepsy Stigma among Subjects Who Attend King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) 2016; 2(3): 79-86.
  4. Agha S, Gooda MR. Undergraduate Clinical Students’ Perception of Professionalism in their Learning Environment. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 2015; 08(06):593–616 CD-ROM. ISSN: 1944-6934.
  5. Bamuhair S, Farhan A, Althubaiti A, Agha S, Rahman S, Ibrahim NO. Sources of Stress and Coping Strategies among Undergraduate Medical Students Enrolled in a Problem-Based Learning Curriculum. Journal of Biomedical Education Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 575139, 8 pages.
  6. Agha, S, Alhamrani AY, Khan AM. Satisfaction of Medical Students with Simulation Based Learning. Saudi Medical Journal. 2015, 36(6), 179-184.
  7. Ismaiel Y, Agha, S, Restrepo R, Al-Oraibi S. The Effect of Teaching Methods on Changes of Respiratory Therapy Students' Critical Thinking. World Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014, 11(2), 166-170.
  8. Riaz R, Agha S. (2012). Efficacy of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Deliberate Self-harm in Incarcerated Women. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 2012, Vol. 27, No. 1, 21-35.
  9. Agha S, Ansari M, A SI, Khokar PB. (2012). Effect of Didactic Lectures and Problem-Based Learning Sessions on Student Learning: A Prospective Study Teaching Psychology around the World: Volume 3. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 12 Back Chapman Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2XX, UK.
  10. Shahani R, Agha S, Kazi SF. Pattern of snake bite cases visiting at rural health center of Sindh, Pakistan. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 2010; 60 (3): 360-62.