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Dr. Ambrien Ahmed
Dr. Ambrien Ahmed is the Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology at Galgotias University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at University of Delhi in 2002, her Post Graduation in Applied Psychology from Jamia Millia Islamia in 2004, her Post Graduate Diploma (Counseling Psychology) in 2005 and her Ph.D. in 2011 from Jamia Millia Islamia. Before joining the Galgotias University she worked as a Research Scientist at Centre of Micronutrient Research, affiliated to Johns Hopkins University.
She is having 11 years of academic and extensive research experience. Dr. Ahmed academic background, teaching experience, and research experience make her well-prepared to teach organizational psychology, industrial psychology, leadership training and facilitation, general psychology, counselling psychology, and research methodology. Dr. Ahmed has done research on a diverse array of topics in psychology, including impact of burnout among teaching instructors, link between emotional intelligence and self-esteem in handling and coping the job stressors, impact of mental health on anger expression, cognition, decision making skills, learning, and health and wellbeing. She has worked in the major projects, the efficacy of high zinc-biofortified wheat consumption in improvement of micronutrient status, and prevention of morbidity among preschool children (aged 4-6 years) and women of child bearing age sponsored and funded by Harvest Plus, India and Prospective observational study of Rota Virus infection in infants for proposed Rota Virus vaccine efficacy trial in New Delhi, India sponsored and funded by PATH, Seattle, USA and Serum Institute of India Limited, Pune, India. She is actively participating in national and international conferences, seminars, workshops and FDPs. Dr. Ahmed has published a number of research papers in reputed national and international journals. Her name has been credited with 2 International and 5 National Research Paper and 1 Book Chapter publication.
The opportunities to teach and work with students and to develop new educational strategies are the primary reasons for her to seek an academic career. From the last past years, she has dedicated much of her time to teaching, supervising and facilitating research work. She is having expertise in assisting & counselling students in resolving their personal problems and in their career development.
Her teaching methodology is based on the idea of enhancing students’ knowledge through the use of vivid examples of psychological phenomena, especially from the real world. For her classroom discussions incorporates illustrative, as well as examples that tie in with students’ lives. She always keeps her students involved with structured discussions and these discussions are always open and encouraging. At the beginning of the term, she likes to interact with the students to get a sense of their interests and what they hope to get out of the class. This makes the students more involved in the classroom as it opens the lines of communication so that they feel comfortable in approaching her if they need additional help or want the opportunity to pursue any research.