Nighat Gilani has a PhD in Psychology from University of Sussex, England and a Post-Doc from York University, Toronto. She has been a professor of psychology for more than a decade and has been teaching various courses in different universities. She has a number of publications in the field of social psychology. The focus of her academic research has been around the impact of socio-cultural environment on individuals’ identity and self-structure. She is also skilled in providing psychotherapy to youth, adults, and families. Currently she operates a private psychotherapy practice in Mississauga.