Term of office as a Council member
June 2014-June 2017 First term
Muhammad Irfan is currently working as Head, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar - Pakistan. He graduated from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, and received a fellowship in Psychiatry from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. He also holds a Master’s degree from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, in Mental Health Policy and Services. His professional interests include Public Mental Health and Non-Pharmacological Interventions in Psychiatry. He is the Provincial Chapter Chief of Pakistan Psychiatric Society and also serves as General Secretary of the Pakistan Association of Cognitive Therapists (PACT).
Muhammad Irfan has been the Senior Managing Editor of the Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, Peshawar since 2009. His background in publishing comes from the Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, which he joined in 2005 and continued to work until early 2014. He is an active member of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and the Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editor (EMAME), and is currently the executive member of the Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME).
He is the founder member of the Institutional Review and Ethics Board, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Peshawar, and has regularly been involved in capacity building activities in the fields of research and publication ethics
"Publication without borders, ethical challenges in a globalized world: Ethical approval as a prerequisite for publication, does it mean the same for all countries?". 4th World Conference on Research Integrity, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 31 May - 3 June 2015
How to deal with Publication misconduct: An introduction to the resources developed by COPE". World Association of Medical Editors International Conference for Medical Journal Editors, New Delhi, India. 1st - 4th October, 2015
"Publication Ethics: Issues and Challenges to authors, editors and educators ". World Psychiatric Association International Congress, Cape Town, South Africa. 18th - 22nd November, 2016