1. CURRICULUM VITAE
Muhammad Wasif Haq
1/6, Lansing Street, Queens Park, Perth.
Telephone: +61 431 917 004
CAREER PROFILE: To utilize my knowledge, skills and abilities to contribute towards growth, success
and betterment of the community and the organization.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Student Member of Speech Pathology Australia (2015-2016)
Master of Speech Pathology: Flinders University, March, 2015.
Postgraduate diploma in Professional ethics & teaching methodology: Riphah
University, September, 2012.
Bachelors of Dental Surgery: Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry, June 2009.
Scored High Distinction in Research in Practice, Flinders University.
Nominated for student voice achievement award across Australia in 2014.
Stood 1st in 2nd and 3rd Professional BDS exams and scored 3rd position amongst five dental
colleges under University of Karachi, 2008.
Won gold medal, roll of honours & distinctions in Biochemistry, Community Dentistry, General
Surgery, General Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine & Periodontology and Oral
SPEECH PATHOLOGY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
I have experience working with children with disabilities (Autism spectrum disorder, Downs syndrome,
Cerebral palsy, Intellectual disability, Global development delay, Selective mutism, Voice disorders
etc) adults and aged population (Motor neuron disease, Dementia, Aphasia, Alzhemier and
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC):
Assessment, trial and supporting the paediatric and adult clients and the significant others using low
tech and high tech AAC systems. I also have the experience to communicate and interact with
children using Auslan and Keyword signs.
Speech and language disorders:
Language delay and disorders (narrative skills, morphology, syntax, prosody and pragmatics) and
Speech difficulties (Articulation, Fluency and Speech sound disorders)
Autism spectrum disorders:
Social skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, providing education and support to the family and
2. the school staff to ensure the best learning environment for children on the spectrum.
Emotional regulation and social skills:
Running groups in school and supporting school for children focussing on emotional regulation and
social skills e.g. Talk About program.
Assessment, postural and dietary recommendations along with exercises to ensure safety swallow.
Psychogenic voice disorders, occupational voice users, voice problems emerging after surgical
procedures such as thyroid and laryngeal surgeries and difficulties with voice projection arising from
motor neuron diseases.
2015- Current: Working as Speech Pathologist at Therapy Focus
2015 March-July: Voluntary work at Klemzig Primary School, Adelaide.
2015 March-July: Academic adjunct at Flinders University, Adelaide.
2011-2013 Taught Dental Physiology at Riphah University and worked as a dentist.
2009-2010 1 year house job in all dental departments at Liaquat College of Medicine &
PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
Haq MW, Tanwir F, Nawaz M, Tabassum S, Jabbar M(2015) Association of Systemic
Diseases on Tooth Loss and Oral Health. Journal of Biomedical Sciences, 4(1:1), 1-7.
Haq MW, Tanwir F, Tabassum S, Nawaz M, Siddiqui MF (2015) Association of Periodontitis
and Systemic Diseases. Int J Dent Oral Health, Volume1.1
Haq, W., Batool, M., Ahsan, H., Lone, M., & Islam, T. (2012). Dental Erosion; Influencing
Factors & pH analysis. Canadian Journal Of Applied Sciences, 2(1), 222-32.
Haq, M. W., Batool, M., Ahsan, S. H., & Sharma, G. (2010). Efficacy of antiplaque
mouthwashes: a five-day clinical trial. General dentistry, 59(3), e110-5.
Haq, M. W., Batool, M., Ahsan, S. H., & Qureshi, N. R. (2009). "Alcohol use in mouthwash
and possible oral health concerns". JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association,
Shaikh, A., Haq, M.W., Jafri F., Batool M., Qureshi, N.R., Lone M.A., & Naim S (2008).
Patient perception for dentist's attire and hygienic practices. Annals of Abbasi Shaheed
Hospital, Karachi & K.M.D.C. Vol:13 (2),2008:63-9
Reviewed an article for Journal of Dental Education in 2012.
Reviewed an article for Journal of Pakistan Dental Association in 2016.
Haq, W. (2015). Stories & glories from Pakistan & Australia (1st ed.). Lulu.com. Retrieved
Haq, W. (2014). Dental home care (1st ed.). Lulu.com. Retrieved from
Haq, W. (2013). Borrowed from rainbow (1st ed.). Lulu.com. Retrieved from
Haq, W., & Alam, J. (2012). Labyrinths of Life (1st ed.). Lulu.com. Retrieved from
Won “Gold medal” for presenting “Antiplaque efficacy of 4 mouthwashes; A 5 day clinical
study” at 47th Annual Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (J.P.M.C.), Karachi, Pakistan,
Obtained “2nd position” in 1st national dental research students’ competition Karachi,
SPEECH PATHOLOGY WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS:
AAC Assistive Tech - Making AAC happen! 9/11/2015
Talk About (2 day course) 22 03/2016
Bullying & Harassment Awareness 8/10/2015
Child Protection Training 22/09/2015
Cultural Disability Competency Training 11/09/2015
Dealing with Aggression 26/10/2015
Dysphagia Updates 29/01/2016
Early Language Development and Intervention 17/09/2015
Effective Communication Skills with Clients and Colleagues
Key Word Signing 1/09/2015
More than Talking Training (3 day course) 02/11/2015
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (2 day course) 23/11/2015
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display 24/11/2015
The Power Of Peer Supervision 14/07/2016
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with clients and families of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Proficiency in English (8 band in IELTS exam) and Urdu. Spoken Hindi & Punjabi.
Ability to work in groups and teams
Strong reflective skills
Ability to manage and triage caseload
Proficient computer skills: Using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
and basic web designing.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS:
Writing articles, stories & books, Poetry (in English only), Photography, Book reading and
Website development (http://coolbluez.com)
4. Worked as Student editor of Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry magazine (From
November 2009-November 2010)
Hosted various functions and events at Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry, Karachi,
Available on request.