Tayyeba Kiran is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Director for Research and Development at Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning, a non-profit research based organisation. She manages large clinical trials (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological) since 2013. Tayyeba is currently a Trial Manager of a multicenter study of culturally adapted manual assisted problem solving intervention for prevention of self-harm in Pakistan, which is one of the largest therapists delivered trials in the world. She supervises junior researchers for a variety of research projects.
Tayyeba offers regular training on Good Clinical Practices, managing trials in low resource settings and developing research protocol. She is a master trainer for psychiatric assessment instrument such as Positive and Negative Syndrome for Schizophrenia (PANSS), Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental State (CAARMS), and Suicide Attempt Self Injury Interview (SASII). She is also master trainer for psychosocial interventions such as Learning through Play Plus, Culturally adapted manual assisted problem solving intervention (CMAP), and culturally adapted Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis (CaCBTp). She is also developing as a qualitative researcher. She is a research coordinator for Global Mental Health and organising global mental health trainings since 2014. She is a co-investigator on large multicenter studies funded by Medical Research Council and Grand Challenges Canada.