Ms. Barlas is a teaching fellow in the psychology department at Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She completed her Bachelors from LUMS in Accounting and Finance (2015), and then went on to do a dual masters in Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology from Northeastern University (2019). She is also a US licensed school psychologist (NCSP), and is currently working with children, aged 2-18 years old, who are dealing with developmental, social emotional and behavioral issues.

Prior to teaching, Ms. Barlas worked to establish the Office of Advising & Student Success. She now works on leadership development and capacity building at OSA.


Barlas, N. S., Sidhu, J., & Li, C. (2021). Can social-emotional learning programs be adapted to schools in Pakistan? A literature review. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 1-15.

Sidhu, J., Barlas, N., & Lifter, K. (2020). On the Meanings of Functional Play: A Review and Clarification of Definitions. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 0271121420951859


Recipient of the Fulbright Masters Scholarship (2016)
Recipient of the Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence in Service (2022).