Awisha Magar


Awisha’s academic journey began at the esteemed University of Birmingham. With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology followed by a Master of Science in Research Psychology, Awisha delved deep into cognitive psychology, focusing on attention and language. Awisha’s research has delved into the functions of the precuneus in filtering out irrelevant visual distractions. Additionally, Awisha explored the effects of reading visually complex written languages on visual skills such as discrimination and search. Alongside her research endeavours, she took on the role of Assistant Lecturer where she contributed to teaching the Research Methods module.

Following her academic pursuits, Awisha transitioned into the clinical field. Becoming a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), she obtained her certification at Staffordshire University and underwent training at Wolverhampton NHS Talking Therapies. Awisha is registered with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a PWP. Since working within NHS Mental Health services, Awisha has integrated her academic passion with clinical psychology, and is now teaching on the PWP programme here at Birmingham Newman University.

Awisha is an advocate for improving access to mental health services for ethnic minorities. As part of her commitment, she established the first Nepalese Mental Health Association in the UK, dedicated to raising awareness and providing education within the Nepalese community. Looking ahead, her research interests are deeply rooted in her heritage as the daughter of a Gurkha soldier. She is eager to explore the mental strength and resilience of Gurkha soldiers in her future studies.