Farwa holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and master’s in Health Psychology. Alongside completing her master’s degree Farwa took up the post of research assistant at the University of Central Lancashire and assisted on various projects. Farwa later went on to pursue a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Central Lancashire.
Farwa returned to the University of Central Lancashire in 2018 as research associate, and is currently working on The National Evaluation of the NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe programme (TESSE). Within this role Farwa has provided support in the recruitment and collection of data in primary schools across England and Wales.
Alongside her current role as a research associate on the TESSE project Farwa has also been working as a clinical research intern at the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust where she assisted in the feasibility trial of Roshni2. Roshni2 is a culturally adapted positive mental health programme designed to improve clinical depression in South Asian women. Farwa helped to plan and run information events regarding the study and used her Urdu and Punjabi speaking skills to target and recruit South Asian women for this trial. Prior to joining the University in 2018 Farwa was working as a teacher at Accrington and Rossendale College where she taught individuals aged 16-50+ on the supporting teaching and learning in schools course. As a research assistant at the University of Central Lancashire Farwa worked on a number of projects, she assisted in designing the evaluation study of the Dr Feelwell project. She also worked alongside forensic psychologists at Ashworth hospital to assist with research on psychiatric patients suffering from various mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Finally, she co-authored a booked chapter on aggression treatments with professor Jane Ireland which was published in the Routledge handbook of human aggression.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
- MSc Health Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2017
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2015
- Farwa’s research interests include child mental health, preventative measures to mental health problems, child abuse, honour based violence and mental health issues pertaining the BAME community.