Waqas Mahmood is working as a Lecturer and Manager Programs in the department of Mass Communication and Media Studies since March 2018. Before joining the GIFT, he has worked as a news reporter in different TV News Channels including AbbTakk and Dawn News from 2013 to 2018. He worked as a News Editor in Digital News Platforms also.
Aside from his professional experience, he has delivered several speeches internationally and represented the GIFT University in various research events, including ICA annual conference 2023 in Toronto, UX@UM in University of Michigan USA, Women-migration-safety 2022 and Humanity in Danger 2023 organized by the Institute of Political Science and Security Studies, University of Szczecin, Poland and the IAMCR Presidential PhD Research Webinar.
Furthermore, he is pursuing his PhD in Media Studies at the Department of Media Studies, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan, with a project on “Misinformation on Social media”. He was also a Visiting Graduate Student in the Department of Communication, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, on the six-month IRSIP fellowship program funded by HEC Pakistan.
He has strong abilities of curriculum development, Student consultation, scholarship and career guidance.