Dr. Razia Safdar is a public health expert with long experience working in the public sector. She is a Medical graduate from Fatima Jinnah Medical University Lahore and pursued her clinical post-graduation in gynecology and obstetrics and worked as a maternal & child health specialist. Her second postgraduate degree is Masters in Public Health from ULB Brussels, Belgium. She works on environmental health, Climate change, WASH, and inter-sectoral crosscutting public health interventions at the policy level. She is part of national and international forums on Environment and Climate Change.
Dr. Aliya Hashmi Khan is an economist and former Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
Currently she is also a member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister & Labor Expert Group under the "Ehsaas" Social Protection Program of Government of Pakistan.
She is associated in an advisory capacity as a Macro Economist and Labor Economist with various committees of the planning commission of Pakistan as well as the international organizations including ILO UNDP, UN Women, World Bank & ADB.
She was awarded the President's Medal - Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah 2010 in the category of Higher Education.
Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri is Executive Director at SDPI. At present, he serves on different policy-making forums and advisory boards, including Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; National Advisory Council of Planning Commission of Pakistan, and Pakistan Climate Change Council. He is Convenor of National Coordination Committee on Prime Minister’s Agriculture Transformation Plan, and a Member of Board of Directors of National Disaster Risk Management Fund. He is also a member of Government of Punjab’s Vice Chancellors’ Search Committee for Agricultural Universities.
Dr. Salman Hamayun is Executive Director at Institute of Social and Policy Sciences. He is a Policy practitioner with 20 years’ experience managing, designing and delivering technical assistance programs, at the highest levels of various governments, bringing considerable knowledge of public policy, public finance and governance reforms in education sector.
Dr. Wajid Ali Ranjha is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore. He did his Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Adelaide, Australia; his dissertation was published by the University of Adelaide, as an eBook, titled Critical Theory, Modernity, and the question of Post-Colonial identity. His areas of interest are philosophy, social theory, and political theory.
Dr. Ume Sughra is a medical graduate with Fellowship degrees from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (FRCP) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (FCPS). She is a researcher and academician with teaching experience of more than 15 years having numerous research publications on her credit published in national and international research journals. Currently, she is working as Associate Professor of Public Health and Research Associate at Al-Shifa School of Public Health affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. She is an expert of SPSS, Excel, and Multiple Method Research (Practical Triangulation) Software and has conducted and facilitated a number of workshops on statistical techniques, Data analysis using SPSS, Research methodologies, Problem Based Learning, and Communication Skills. She is a supervisor for postgraduate as well as undergraduate trainees for their thesis work. Click Here For Complete C.V
Dr. Nasir Iqbal is an economist. His specialized areas are Social Protection, Trade and Poverty.
He is certified in modeling and prognosticating socioeconomic issues.
He has also remained as the Additional Director General of Pakistan’s Largest social protection program (Benazir Income Support Program).
He has also worked with World Bank, Asian Development Bank, DFID, ILO and MIT, Harvard and LSE universities as well.
Dr. Khan is a medical and public health professional working as an Associate Professor in the field of public health. He has special interest in epidemiology of both the communicable and the non-communicable diseases and injuries/trauma. Currently he is working with Global Burden of Disease study as a country-level collaborator. In addition to this, he has been country lead in disaster preparedness and response.
He has 21 year of teaching, research and programme implementation experience. He has published extensively in International Journals of high impact. His current h-index is 42, and an i-index of 72.
Dr. Khan has moderated, coordinated, chaired and co-chaired in various scientific conferences. He has been on several technical and professional committees, and has led major response to diseases outbreaks and immunization drives in his country.
Besides the above serious things, Dr Ejaz has good taste of poetry, he is a good chef, and loves deep sea diving.
Dr. Muhammad Khalid brings with him nearly two decades of working experience with the Government of Pakistan and the private sector, including JICA, GIZ, DFID and various clients from the UN and International NGOs sector and national level agencies. After completing Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery in 2004, Dr. Khalid completed Masters in Public Health with distinction from the prestigious University of Warwick UK in 2007. Since 2006, he has been working in the public health sector in Pakistan with experience in community health, program designing, systems development, strategic planning & management, monitoring and evaluation.
Dr. Mohsin Raza Khan is a Finance specialist and brings with him nearly two decades of experience in the field of expertise. Dr. Mohsin is currently working with World Bank as National Health Financing Consultant. Previously he has worked with The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of National Health Islamabad and British High Commission Islamabad. Dr. Mohsin has completed his Ph.D. in finance from Bahria University Islamabad. He has also remained a part of various national and international training programs and conferences.
Kiran John Sardar is a Public Health expert working in the private & public health sector including the Ministry of Health and UNDP Pakistan. Currently she is Public Health Consultant at WHO Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research.
Ayesha tuz Zehrais serving SPRC as Research Analyst. She is a PhD (Econometrics) Research Scholar and focuses on econometric modeling & policy reforms. Her previous educational background in mathematics combined with economic knowledge helps her to create evidence-based policies.
Her areas of specialization include data collection, interpretation and analysis using econometric models, statistical techniques with the use of modern software techniques and designing surveys. She has designed various econometric models to quantify the social protection needs of the country. She is contributing to the research reports, working papers and development of indices for the organization.
Haider Nazir Chattha did his graduation in Sociology from International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and now working with Social Protection Resource Centre (SPRC) as Research Associate. His areas of interest include healthy ageing, sustainable development, social welfare, disability, pandemics and transformative social protection.
He is working with the Research Unit in reports, policy briefs, working papers and projects. Along with this, he is actively engaged with the organization as a survey manager and conducts surveys for the research being produced. Moreover, he also provides administrative services to the organization and look after the financial and managerial matters as well.
Kinza Nawaz has done her graduation in BS Sociology from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) & now working with Social Protection Resource Center (SPRC) Islamabad. Her areas of interest are Social Protection, WASH, Climate Change, Immunization, Pandemic & Public Health. She is working with the research unit in reports, policy briefs & working papers.
Ghulam Fatima is a Development Economist graduated from Quaid i Azam University and her area of interest includes Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, Macroeconomics Policy Analysis, Data Analysis, Social Sector Development. Currently she is working as Research Associate at SPRC and actively engages in Data Analysis, Data Collection, Writing Policy Briefs and Concept Notes, Project Proposal Development and Research Related Articles.
Taskeen Abbas is an MPhil graduate in Economics from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). Previously, she has worked with PIDE as a Research Assistant and currently she is working with SPRC as a Research Associate.
Her areas of interest include social protection, employment, industry, socio-economic issues and evidence-based policy review and analysis.
Sidra Ahmed is an NUST graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and currently working as a Research Associate at SPRC. Her areas of interest include macroeconomic policy analysis, quantitative analysis, and data interpretation.
At SPRC, Sidra contributes to Research and Project Management Units and actively engages in data mining, writing research reports & papers, project proposal development, and networking.
Muzammal Afzal is a researcher and M.Phil Economics graduate from Applied Economics Research Center Karachi, with a special focus on political economy, social welfare and development. He has more than five years of research experience in areas of economic development, political economy, education, good governance, parliamentary reforms and youth & community development. He has experience of working with national/international development organizations and public policy think tanks.