Her research interests include Information and Communication Technologies for development (ICTD) with an amalgam of maternal and child health, service delivery in primary health, financial inclusion, education and agriculture. Her recent project and publications is on improving digital record keeping of kids’ immunization data. She has conducted research on finding ways to introduce technology to low literate health workers. She has done an extensive research on finding technological intervention to improve unawareness among expecting mothers in collaboration with Lady Willingdon Hospital.
Amna Batool is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at ITU and the Director of Innovation for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL). Prior to joining ITU as a faculty member in September 2016, she completed her masters from ITU in CS with Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) as a major. She served as a technical and research lead of a DFID funded project “Har Zindagi, Every life matters” that aims to improve kids’ immunization coverage and retention all across Punjab, Pakistan. She worked as a research associate at IPAL for 3 years where she conducted a small scale 4 arm study to find suitable technical medium for information dissemination among low income low literate expecting mothers’ community.
- Samia Razaq, Amna Batool, Umair Ali, Muhammad Salman Khalid, Umar Saif, and Mustafa Naseem. 2016. Iterative Design of an Immunization Information System in Pakistan. In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 9 , 10 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3001913.3001925
- Amna Batool, Umair Ali, Samia Razaq, and Mustafa Naseem. 2016. Child Immunization Health Card Redesign: an Iterative, User-Centered Approach. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 50 , 4 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2909609.2909634
- Amna Batool, Ayesha Asghar, Tayeba Tariq, Mohsin Badar, Iqra Shahzad, Umair Anwar, and Mustafa Naseem. 2016. Design Methods to Reduce Technology Fear and Solicit Feedback from Lady Health Workers (LHWs) in Pakistan. In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 37 , 4 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3001913.3006646
- Amna Batool, Samia Razaq, and Kentaro Toyama. 2015. An Investigation into ICT-Addressable Causes of Maternal Mortality in Pakistan. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 65-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2830629.2835215
- Gold medal in BSEE from GCU, Lahore
- Roll of Honor from GCU, Lahore
- Distinction in MSCS from ITU, Lahore
- IDIN-International Development Innovation Network
- Lady Willingdon Hospital
- Jinnah Hospital
- Akhuwat Foundation