Unaiza Niaz, MD, DPM, FRCPsych joins the Editorial Board of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). Prof Niaz is a Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist.
She is Honorary Member of The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) as well as Arab Federation of Psychiatrists. She is also Advisory Council Member, Section on Women’s Mental Health, WPA; Distinguish International Member, American Psychiatric Association; Advisory Board Member, International Association of Women’s Mental Health; and Vice President, Eastern Mediterranean Region, & Board Member, World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).
“The Pakistan Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (PSTSS) was founded in December 2005, following the Pakistan Earthquake. Soon a virtual Institute of Psycho Trauma Pakistan (IPTP) was formed as a project of PSTSS .The idea was for the professionals to share information about the effects of trauma, both locally & internationally. IPTP, is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about psycho trauma and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences.” Prof Niaz is the President of PSTSS (http://psychotrauma.pk) and one of the trustees of PANAH (http://www.panahshelter.org/) that “provides shelter and solace to women who are victims of domestic and societal injustices and empowers them to take the path of soico- economic independence”.
She authored the Guest Editorial, titled “Women and mental health”.