DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Post-Doctorate Fellowship- University of Oxford, UK (Ongoing)
Ph.D. & MPhil (Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of Punjab, PK)
BSc Honors (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Dr. Jafree’s areas of interest lie in public health, minority studies, and social policy development. Dr Jafree has written two books and published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Her publications include experimental and intervention-based research. 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. Dr. Jafree is the founding Editor of the Forman Journal of Social Sciences and is also serving on the FCCU Institutional Review Board.
- 1.Women, Healthcare and Violence in Pakistan, Oxford University Press 2018
- 2. The Sociology of South Asian Women’s Health, Springer, 2020
Research Grant Awards
- 1. Online Primary Healthcare Support for Women of Reproductive Years- Impact of a Digital Health Literacy Intervention to Support Maternal, Child and Family Health in Pakistan during the age of Corona- A randomized Controlled Trial
- 2. A Randomized Control Trial to Improve Nurse leadership in Maintaining Minimum Service Delivery Standards for Hospital Infection Control in the era of COVID-19
- 3. The Impact of Intergenerational learning on the Quality of Life of the Elderly: A quasi-experiment based intervention in public sector old age homes
- 4. Women Microfinance Borrowers of Pakistan and the relationship of Debt with Health Status, Health Access, and Life Satisfaction
Impact Factor Peer-Reviewed Research Publications in International Academic Journals
- 1. Maryam, A., & Jafree, S. R. (2022). Sociodemographics of Formal and Informal Sector Women Workers of Pakistan and a Comparison of their Perceived and Practiced Autonomy. Global Sociological Review, VII (I), 103-115.
- 2. Jafree, S. R., Mahmood, Q. K., Mujahid, S., Asim, M., & Barlow, J. (2022). Narrative synthesis systematic review of Pakistani women’s health outcomes from primary care interventions. BMJ Open, 12(8), http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061644
- 3. Khan, R., & Jafree, S. R. (2022). The Need for Interventions to Reduce Time Spent on Social Media and Strengthening of Family Relationships in University Students. Global Digital & Print Media Review, V(II), 64-79 https://gdpmrjournal.com/papers/D2AwFtDwTx.pdf
- 4. Rizvi Jafree, S., Burhan, S. K., & Mahmood, Q. K. (2022). Predictors for stress in special education teachers: policy lessons for teacher support and special needs education development during the COVID pandemic and beyond. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2022.2077498
- 5. Jafree, S. R., Khawar, A., ul Momina, A., & Mahmood, Q. K. (2022). Infection preparedness of community health workers: implications for maternal and neonatal health services in Pakistan. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 23.
- 6. Jafree, S. R., Zakar, R., Rafiq, N., Javed, A., Durrani, R. R., Burhan, S. K., ... & Fischer, F. (2022). WhatsApp-Delivered Intervention for Continued Learning for Nurses in Pakistan During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a Randomized-Controlled Trial. Frontiers in public health, 114.
- 7. Q.K. Mahmood, S.R. Jafree, S. Mukhtar, F. Fischer (2021) Dataset on social media use during COVID-19: Associations with self-efficacy, perceived threat, and preventive behavior, Data in Brief, Volume 37
- 8. Sara Rizvi Jafree (2021) Transmitting religious values through online religious communities: case study of Pakistani Shia mothers’ home education, Journal of Beliefs & Values, DOI: 10.1080/13617672.2021.1992744
- 9. Rizvi Jafree, S., Burhan, S. K., Khawar, A., Mahmood, Q. K., & Shahed, S. (2021). The Impact of Intergenerational Learning on Quality of Life in Older Populations Residing in A Public Sector Old Age Home: A Quasi-experimental Study. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 1-27.
- 10. Jafree, S. R., ul Momina, A., Malik, N., Naqi, S. A., & Fischer, F. (2021). Challenges in providing surgical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic: Qualitative study among Operating Department Practitioners in Pakistan, Vol. 104(2) 1–29, Science Progress
- 11. Jafree, S. R., ul Momina, A., Muazzam, A., Wajid, R., & Calib, G. (2021). Delivery Health Service Satisfaction of Mothers and Fear of COVID-19: Implications for Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-021-03140-4
- 12. Jafree, S. R., (2021). The Need for Cultural Interventions to Improve Girls’ Education during COVID-19 and Beyond, March, ESymposia, International Sociological Association, https://esymposium.isaportal.org/resources/resource/the-need-for-cultural-interventions-to-improve-girls-education-during-covid-19-and-beyond/
- 13. Q.K. Mahmood, S.R. Jafree, S. Mukhtar, F. Fischer (2021) Social media use, self-efficacy, perceived threat, and preventive behavior in times of COVID-19: results of a cross-sectional study in Pakistan, Frontier Psychology, 12 (2021), p. 2354
- 14. Jafree SR, Mahmood QK, Momina AU, Fisher F, and Barlow J (2021) Protocol for a systematic review of barriers, facilitators and outcomes in primary healthcare services for women in Pakistan; BMJ Open 2021;11:e043715.
- 15. Jafree SR, Bukhari N, Muzamill A, et al, (2021) Digital health literacy intervention to support maternal, child and family health in primary healthcare settings of Pakistan during the age of coronavirus: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, BMJ Open, 11:e045163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045163
- 16. Rizvi Jafree, S., Mahmood, Q. K., Burhan, S. K., & Khawar, A. (2021). Protective Factors for Life Satisfaction in Aging Populations Residing in Public Sector Old Age Homes of Pakistan: Implications for Social Policy. Journal of Aging and Environment, 1-20.
- 17. Mahmood, Q.K., Jafree, S.R., Sohail, M.M. et al. A Cross-Sectional Survey of Pakistani Muslims Coping with Health Anxiety through Religiosity during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Religion and Health 60, 1462–1474 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01218-5
- 18. Jafree, S. R., & Anwar, N. (2021). Social Protection for Socioeconomically Vulnerable Women of Pakistan-During Covid-19 and Beyond. Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan, 27(2), 75-85.
- 19. Mahmood, Q. K., Jafree, S. R., Jalil, A., Nadir, S. M. H., & Fischer, F. (2021). Anxiety amongst physicians during COVID-19: cross-sectional study in Pakistan. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1-10;
- 20. Rizvi Jafree S., Zakar R, Ahsan H, et al. (2021) Impact of microfinance health interventions on health-related outcomes among female informal workers in Pakistan: a retrospective quasi-experimental study. BMJ Open;
- 21. Rizvi Jafree, S., ul Momina, A., & Naqi, S. A. (2020). Significant other family members and their experiences of COVID-19 in Pakistan: A qualitative study with implications for social policy, Stigma and Health, APA; http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sah0000269
- 22. Mahmood, Q.K., & Rizvi Jafree, S. (2020) Pakistani Youth and Social Media Addiction: the Validation of Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Springer
- 23. Rizvi Jafree, S. (2020) Determinants of depression in women with chronic disease: Evidence from a sample of poor loan takers from Pakistan, Journal of Community Psychology, WILEY
- 24. Mahmood, Q.K., & Rizvi Jafree, S. (2020) The Psychometric Validation of FCV19S in Urdu and Socio-Demographic Association with Fear in the People of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province in Pakistan, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Springer
- 25. Rizvi Jafree, S., Burhan, S.K. (2020) Health challenges of mothers with special needs children in Pakistan and the importance of integrating health social workers, Social Work in Health Care, Taylor & Francis
- 26. Rizvi Jafree, S., M. Mustafa (2020). The Triple Burden of Disease, Destitution and Debt: Pakistani Women Microfinance Borrowers Health Challenges, Health Care for Women International, Taylor & Francis
- 27. Rizvi Jafree, S. (2020). 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, Taylor & Francis
- 28. Rizvi Jafree, S., Zakar, R., Mustafa, M., & Fischer, F. (2018). Mothers employed in paid work and their predictors for home delivery in Pakistan, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Springer, 18(1), 316.
- 29. Rizvi Jafree, S., Zakar, R., Zakar, M. Z., & Fischer, F. (2017). Assessing the patient safety culture and ward error reporting in public sector hospitals of Pakistan, Safety in Health, Springer, 3(1), 10.
- 30. Rizvi Jafree, S. (2017). Workplace violence against women nurses working in two public sector hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan, Nursing Outlook, Elsevier, 65(4), 420-427.
- 31. Rizvi Jafree, S., (2016). Microfinance loan services, community and wellbeing- A case of women borrowers from Pakistan. The Microfinance Review, 8(1), 8-89.
- 32. Rizvi Jafree, S., Zakar, R., Zakar, M. Z., & Fischer, F. (2016). 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, Springer, 16(1)
- 33. Rizvi Jafree, S., Zakar, R., & Zakar, M. Z. (2015). Factors Associated with Low Birth Weight of Children Among Employed Mothers in Pakistan. SPRINGER, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(9), 1993-2002.
- 34. Rizvi Jafree, S., Zakar, R., Fischer, F., & Zakar, M. Z. (2015). Ethical violations in the clinical setting: the hidden curriculum learning experience of Pakistani nurses. SPRINGER, BMC Medical Ethics, 16(1), 16.
- 35. Rizvi Jafree, S., Zakar, R., & Zakar, M. Z. (2015). Gender segregation as a benefit–a qualitative study from Pakistan. WILEY, Journal of Nursing Management, 23(8), 983-993.
- 36. Rizvi Jafree, S., & Ahmad, K. (2013). Women microfinance users and their association with improvement in quality of life: Evidence from Pakistan, The Research Institute of Asian Women, Asian Women, 29(4), 73-105.
- 37. Rizvi Jafree, S., & Ahmad, K. (2013). Women borrowers of microfinance: an urban Lahore study. Journal of Third World Studies, 30(2), 151.
Ø Book Review of ‘A Leadership Odyssey: Muslim Separatism and the Achievement of the Separate State of Pakistan’ by Sikandar Hayat (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2021), 340 pp., South Asian Review, Sage, 2022
Ø 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
Ø The Need for Cultural Interventions to Improve Girls' Education during COVID -19 and Beyond (2021), International Sociological Association (ISA) E-symposium for Sociology;
Ø Fertility decline requires wider social policy measures for females (2021), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Policy Report for the Demographic Dividend, https://pide.org.pk/Research/Realizing-The-Demographic-Dividend-P-and-R-Vol2-Issue3.pdf
Ø The News: “Social and behavioral response to Covid-19 (Special Report, Published July 12th 2020) https://www.thenews.com.pk/tns/writer/sara-rizvi-jafree
Ø The News: “The Resistance Within: Do people understand what they need to do? Or do they think there is no threat? (Special Report, Published June 14th 2020)
Ø Dawn/ Editorial: “The Ignored Discipline” (Published March 14th 2019) https://www.dawn.com/news/1469562