Dr. Irfan Fayaz

Assistant Professor (Psychology)

B.A. & M.A. (Kashmir University);
Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology (Kashmir University);
M. Phil Child and Adolescent Psychology (Amity University);
Ph.D. (O.P Jindal Global University).

Irfan is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O. P Jindal Global University (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University). Irfan has completed a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences. His doctoral study used mixed-method research to explore the pathogenic and salutogenic outcomes of adversity exposure among the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. He has completed his M.Phil. in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Amity University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology from Composite Regional Centre Kashmir University. He is an RCI-certified psychologist. Irfan has over eight years of experience as a mental health professional, focusing mainly on the vulnerable population exposed to traumatic situations.

Teaching Experience

Previously, Dr. Fayaz worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Woxsen University, actively engaged in teaching, research, and institutional building. His innovative teaching philosophy incorporates courses such as “Reflecting Self” and “Existential Dialogue.” In the course “Reflecting Self,” Professor Fayaz emphasized the importance of self-awareness and introspection. This course involved exploring various psychological theories and practices facilitating personal reflection. Students may better understand themselves through lectures, discussions, and practical exercises, enhancing their personal and interpersonal skills. The “Existential Dialogue” course focused on existential psychology, which examines human existence, meaning, and freedom. This course involved studying existential philosophers and psychologists, engaging in reflective dialogues, and exploring how existential principles apply to real-life situations. At Jindal Global University (JGU), Dr. Fayaz offers cross-electives on “Trauma from Sexual Violence and Coping” and teaches other core papers.

Research Experience

Dr. Fayaz has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, OP Jindal Global University, focusing on Trauma & Positive Psychology. His research focuses on the mental health outcomes in vulnerable populations, focusing on both pathogenic and salutogenic outcomes. His list of publications demonstrates a breadth of research interests, covering topics such as posttraumatic growth, posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide survivors, child neglect, sexual violence, and the impact of meditation on aggression and suicidal ideation. Dr. Fayaz’s active involvement as a peer reviewer for esteemed journals further showcases his dedication to maintaining academic rigor within the scientific community.


  1. Fayaz, I, Saharan, A. (2024). Assessment of factors leading to resilience among adults in the violence-affected area of Kashmir: an exploratory study employing content analysis and best-worst method, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, DOI: 10.1080/13623699.2024.2309189
  2. Fayaz, I. (2023). Role of religiosity or spirituality in experiencing posttraumatic growth among sexual assault survivors: a systematic review, Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2023.2264834
  3. Fayaz, I. (2023). Factors Associated with Growth in Sexual Violence Survivors: A Systematic Scoping Review,Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2023.2256721
  4. Fayaz, I. (2023). Systematic review of posttraumatic growth from sexual assault in women. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 1-22. DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2023.2254240
  5. Fayaz, I. (2023): Role of religion in posttraumatic growth among population exposed to armed conflict: a systematic review, Mental Health, Religion & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2023.2237909
  6. Fayaz, I. (2022). Posttraumatic Growth Experiences in Suicide Survivors: A Qualitative Inquiry in Conflict Zone. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 1-6. DOI: 1080/10926771.2022.2133656 
  7. Fayaz, I. (2023). Post-traumatic growth and trauma from natural disaster in children and adolescents: – A systematic literature review about related factors. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma32(3), 305-324., DOI:1080/13548506.2022.2124524
  8. Fayaz, I. (2023). What stops children from disclosing sexual abuse: perspectives from adults. Journal of loss and trauma28(1), 96-99. Doi: 10.1080/15325024.2021.1962100
  9. S & Fayaz. I (2021). Child Sexual Abuse in India during Covid-19. International Journal of Social Science Review, 9 (3): 173-178
  10. Fayaz, I. (2020). Impact of Meditation on Self-harm and Aggression on Adolescent Girls. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 11(3): 227-233.
  11. Fayaz, I. (2020). Internet Addiction in School Going Adolescents and its Relationship with Loneliness. Journal of Psychiatry Psychology Research, 4(3): 260-265.
  12. Fayaz, I. & Khurshid. S (2020). Child Neglect as a Severe Form of Abuse: – A Resource Guide. Indian Journal of Applied Research. 10(6): 1-3.
  13. Fayaz, I. (2020). Emotional intelligence, Hope and Gratitude among Adolescents of Kashmir valley: A comparative study. International Journal of Modern Social Sciences, 9(1): 1-19.
  14. Agarwal, M. & Fayaz, I. (2019). Aggression, Suicidal Ideation and Positive Life Orientation among the adolescent boys of Kashmir. International Journal of Social Science Review, 7(3): 452-455.
  15. Fayaz, I. & Agarwal. M (2019). The Impact of meditation on Aggression and Suicidal Ideation among the adolescent boys of Kashmir. International Journal of Modern Social Sciences, 8(1): 12-28.
  16. Fayaz, I. (2019). Suicidal Ideation and Irritability among Adolescents. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 7(1): 505-514. Doi:10.25215/0701.056
  17. Fayaz, I. (2019). Aggression and Emotional Intelligence among Adolescent boys of Kashmir. Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research, 8(1): 250-257. Doi: 10.5958/2278-4853.2019.00052.1
  18. Fayaz, I. (2019). Child Abuse: Effects and Preventive Measures. International Journal of Indian Psychology,7(2), 871-884. Doi:10.25215/0702.105
  19. Fayaz, I. (2019). A comparative study of irritability among the adolescents of Kashmir. Research inspiration, 4(2): 1-7

Peer reviewer

  1. Psychology, Health, and Medicine (Taylor and Francis).
  2. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies (Taylor and Francis).
  3. Medicine, Conflict, and Survival (Taylor and Francis).
  4. Journal of Loss and Trauma (Taylor and Francis).