Dr Azimeh Jafari Sadr

Lecturer


Email: Azimeh.jafarisadr@monash.edu
Tel: +603 5514 5692
Office: Room 4-4-16
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8005-7183

Profile Summary

Azimeh Jafari Sadr earned her doctoral degree in child development psychology from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and is currently a lecturer at the psychology department of Monash University Malaysia.

Her research focuses on maternal reading beliefs, mother-child Interaction, emergent literacy among young children, parenting, child psychology, and parent-child interactions. She is particularly interested in empowering parents to have a better relationship with their children so that together they can shape a better future for the young generation.

With more than ten years of experience, she specializes in child and adolescent psychology. As a member of Iran's welfare organization, she served on a committee to assess psychologists. She held a workshop for psychologists, counselors, and others in Iran's Welfare Organization, Ministry of Education, Psychology, and Counselling Organization.

She taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses for years in Iran. She has also supervised graduate students writing Master's theses. Moreover, she has experience with mixed-method research, which allows a deeper understanding and interpretation of research findings.

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. Psychology, Child Development Psychology University of Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

MSc. in Educational Psychology, the University of Al-Zahra Tehran, Iran

Professional Affiliations

License to practice from the Psychology and Counselling Organization and Welfare Organization of Iran.

Registered in Health Ministry of Iran.

Research Interests

Research and Education Interests

  • Child and adolescent psychology, parenting, and mother-child interaction.
  • Effects of a mindful parenting practice on the mental health and well-being of children.
  • The impact of reading children's storybooks on their emergent literacy and mental health.

Publications

Mother-Child Interaction Mediates the Relationship between Home Environments and Emergent Literacy among Young Children. Applied Psychology, Vol.3 (11).2015

Home environment and emergent literacy in young children. Asian Social Science; 11 (9).2015 Academic

Predicting Emergent Literacy of Young Children from Home Environment and Mother – Child Interaction in Iran. International Conference on Research in Behavioural Science, 100115 .2014

Academic Engagement as a Mediator in Relationships between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement among Adolescents in Kerman-Iran. Journal of American Science; 8(9).2012

Engagement as a Mediator in Relationship between Parenting Style and Academic Achievement among Adolescents in Sirjan- Iran. Life Science Journal; 9(4).2012

Research Grants

Research Supervision

“Relationship of Suicide and Emotional Maturity”, Master Thesis in Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Psychology, Azad University of Kerman, In process.

“Effectives of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Depression Symptoms, Social Adjustment and Self Conception of Children with depression Disorder”, Master Thesis in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Psychology, Azad University of Zarand, In process

“The Relationship of Self-Compassion and Cognitive flexibility in Addiction Dependence to drugs” Master Thesis in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Psychology, Azad University of Zarand, Oct 2018.

“The Relationship of Sympathy and Separation”, Master Thesis in Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Psychology, Azad University of Kerman, Feb 2018.

“Psychological Investigation of protective and risky factors in adolescents” Master Thesis in Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Psychology, Azad University of Kerman, Dec 2017.

“Psychological Investigation of Effect of Personal Factors in Social life”, Master Thesis in Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Psychology, Azad University of Kerman, Feb 2016.

Presentations

The Effectiveness of Emotion Regulation Training on Resilience, 4th International Conference on Recent Innovations in Psychology, Tehran, Iran, 2017.

Conforming the Exchanged Massages in Virtual Social Networks with Religious Value. The International Conference Science and Art, Brussels, Belgium, 2016

Role of Mother in Emergent Literacy of Young Children, International Conference of Economic, Accounting, Management and Social science (EAMS), Online, Szczecin, Poland, 2014.

Reading Storybook for Children in the School. The 1st International Congress on “Child and Adolescent Psychology, Cross Cultural and Islamic Approaches”, Shiraz, Iran, 2011.

Children and Storybook. The Third Asia pacific Educational Research Association Conference (APERA). Putra World Trade centre, Malaysia, 2010.

Children and Moral Citizen. Tehran Municipality, Iran, 2006.

Others

Reviewer of Social Indicators Research/ Springer Journal.

Held several seminar and conferences about parenting, anxiety, family and children, life skills and treatment for Municipality, Education, and Welfare organization.

Instructor of short courses for psychologists, educators and teachers in parenting, life skills, assessment, and treatment in childhood.