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Muzna Shehzad

Research Assistant, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Muzna is a Research Assistant at the UoN Hearing Sciences Scottish Section as part of the Clinical Neuroscience Division based at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Graham Naylor on jointly funded research projects by the Medical Research Council (UK) and the Chief Scientist Office (Scotland).

Muzna completed her BSc in Psychology from COMSATS University Pakistan (2019) with an exchange semester at the University of Wisconsin USA (Spring 2018) where she achieved the Dean's List for Academic Honors. This was followed by working in clinical and non-profit sectors. She was awarded the University of Nottingham's UK International Postgraduate Excellence Award where she completed her MSc in Mental Health: Research & Practice (2021). During her Masters, she worked with UoN Business School as a Research Assistant.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/muzna-s-202/

Research Summary

- Based on the emphasis placed by the pandemic, Muzna is currently working on the project to develop a method to estimate hearing loss remotely that may provide a reliable replacement/addition to an… read more

Current Research

- Based on the emphasis placed by the pandemic, Muzna is currently working on the project to develop a method to estimate hearing loss remotely that may provide a reliable replacement/addition to an in-person audiogram.

- She is also carrying out an external project with Durham University as a continuation to the project she was working on during her previous RA position (please view 'past research' section).

Past Research

- During her postgraduate, she investigated the potential biomarkers for anxiety disorders through electroencephalograph (EEG). This included exploring alpha reactivity for generalized anxiety disorder, heartbeat-evoked potential during interoceptive and exteroceptive attention tasks for anxiety sensitivity, and N170, N2, and P1 event-related potential components for social anxiety.

- During her previous RA position at UoN Business School, she worked on a British Academy-funded research project examining the forms of crisis communication carried out by businesses during the first two Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 using a multimodal social semiotic framework.

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