Dr Huma Zafar is an Associate Professor in Psychology and heads postgraduate classes in the Punjab Education Department (Pakistan). Dr Zafar is a Visiting Academic for Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychology at The University of Sheffield. She was awarded this Fellowship by the Punjab Higher Education Commission (Government of Pakistan). Dr Zafar received her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology with distinction for outstanding academic performance. In 2005, she earned an MPhil degree in Special Education from Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. After being awarded the Indigenous Scholarship in 2007, Dr Zafar undertook an MPhil in Psychology at the National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad in 2009, and PhD in Psychology at the International Islamic University, Islamabad in 2014. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled ‘Dysfunctional separation-individuation and low-autonomy in adolescents: Manifestations and management of psychological stress’. Dr Zafar has co-authored and edited books in the area of psychology and has national and international publications to her credit. She is an editor and peer-reviewer of national and international journals. She is also an external examiner for MSc and MPhil students at various universities in Pakistan.