Dr Sara Rizvi Jafree

Dr Sara Rizvi Jafree

Assistant Professor

PhD & MPhil (Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, PK)
BSc Honors (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Room # 123, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 346

Dr. Jafree’s areas of interest lie in public health, minority studies, and social policy development. She has received funding for projects related to microfinance poverty alleviation, intergenerational learning between the elderly and youth, and digital health literacy access for women at primary healthcare level. She is currently pursuing an online post-doctorate from the University of Oxford, UK, and planning to write her next book on social policy development for women of Pakistan. Dr. Jafree is also working on a multifaceted nation-wide project related to COVID-19 and its effect on maternal health indicators.


– Women, Healthcare and Violence in Pakistan, Oxford University Press 2018




– The Sociology of South Asian Women’s Health, Springer, 2020



Journal Publications

Social Policy

Rizvi Jafree, S., ul Momina, A., & Naqi, S. A.
Significant other family members and their experiences of COVID-19 in Pakistan: A qualitative study with implications for social policy, 2020, Stigma and Health, APA Journal

Mahmood, Q.K., & Rizvi Jafree, S.
Pakistani Youth and Social Media Addiction: the Validation of Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2020, Springer

Rizvi Jafree, S & R., Zakar
Workplace Violence against Women Nurses working in two Public Sector Hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan, Nursing Outlook, 2017, Elsevier


Public Health

Rizvi Jafree, S.
Determinants of depression in women with chronic disease: Evidence from a sample of poor loan takers from Pakistan, 2020, Journal of Community Psychology, WILEY

Mahmood, Q.K., & Rizvi Jafree, S.
The Psychometric Validation of FCV19S in Urdu and Socio-Demographic Association with Fear in the People of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province in Pakistan, 2020, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Springer

Rizvi Jafree, S, Zakar, R., Mustafa, M.,
Mothers employed in paid work and their predictors for home delivery in Pakistan, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2018, Springer

Jafree, S. & R., Zakar
Maternal employment in Pakistan: Socio-demographic shortfalls and association with birth weight, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2015, Springer

Jafree, S. & R., Zakar
Gender segregation as a benefit- a qualitative study from Pakistan, Journal of Nursing Management, 2014, Wiley

Rizvi Jafree, S & R., Zakar
Assessing the patient safety culture and ward error reporting in public sector hospitals of Pakistan, Journal of Safety in Health, 2017, Springer

Rizvi Jafree, S & R., Zakar
Nurse perceptions of organizational culture and its association with the culture of error reporting: A case of public sector hospitals in Pakistan, BMC Health Services Research, 2016, Springer

Rizvi Jafree, S. & R., Zakar
Ethical violations in the clinical setting: The hidden curriculum learning experience of Pakistani nurses, BMC Medical Ethics, 2015, Springer


Special Needs Families

Rizvi Jafree, S., Burhan, S.K.
Health challenges of mothers with special needs children in Pakistan and the importance of integrating health social workers, Social Work in Health Care, 2020, Taylor & Francis

Rizvi Jafree, S., Burhan, S.K.
Special Needs Parents of Pakistan: Identifying Policy to Reduce Risks of Sexual Abuse in Special Needs Children; SAFER SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention February 28th – February 29th 2020, Safer Society for Children (SSC) is a collaboration between Information Technology University, Pakistan and the United States Embassy, Islamabad


Religion and Social Welfare

Rizvi Jafree, S.
Informal Congregational Social Workers and Promotion of Social Welfare in Sermons: A study of Shia Women Religious Scholars of Pakistan, Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 2020, Taylor & Francis

Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation

Rizvi Jafree, S. & M. Mustafa
The Triple Burden of Disease, Destitution and Debt: Pakistani Women Microfinance Borrowers Health Challenges; Health Care for Women International, 2020, Taylor & Francis

Rizvi Jafree, S.
Microfinance loan services, community and wellbeing- A case of women borrowers from Pakistan, The Microfinance Review, 2016, Centre for Research on Financial Inclusion and Microfinance (CRFIM), set up within Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD)

Rizvi Jafree, S
Women microfinance users and their association with improvement in quality of life: evidence from Pakistan, Journal of Asian Women, 2013, Research Institute of Asian Women

Rizvi Jafree, S.
Women Borrowers of Microfinance- An urban Lahore Study, Journal of Third World Studies, 2013, Association of Third World Studies