Nadya Nabi

Tutor in Applied Psychology
Department of Psychology
Nadya has a First Class Honours Degree in Social Science with Psychology and an MSc in Forensic Psychology with Distinction from GCU. She was awarded ‘The MSc Forensic Psychology Prize for Best Overall Academic Performance’. Her research was focused on exploring forensic practitioners’ perceptions of the implementation of animal-assisted therapy within forensic settings.

Nadya began her PhD in 2020; her Doctoral research seeks to investigate the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in improving the psychological well-being of incarcerated individuals within Scotland. Informed by the Medical Research Framework for the development and evaluation of complex interventions, a person-centred, multi-phase, mixed methods approach will be adopted in order to develop and pilot a goal-directed canine-assisted therapy programme.

Nadya has worked as a research assistant at GCU since 2019 and in January 2021, began working as a seminar tutor on the BSc Applied Psychology programme.

Nadya has a keen interest in Forensic Psychology, and has experience working with service users with a range of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar, substance use disorder, and autism spectrum disorders.