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Saima Salehjee is a Lecturer in the Department of Education, Strathclyde University. She is responsible for teaching and research work with particular emphasis on STEM education. Saima's research focuses on science literacy, public understanding of science, science identity and identity transformations over a lifespan of individuals from a different ethnic, religious and sexual backgrounds. She has received research funding from The Royal Society of Chemistry to continue her research with children on the provision of science literacy using stories as a Nudge in science teaching and learning practices. In addition, she has received funding from the Skills Development Scotland to develop science teacher-researchers in Further Education.
She was granted travel grants from Canberra University Australia and British Council, she was nominated for the Brunel Doctoral Research Prize in 2017 and received the Grace Peeling Memorial Prize for her MA in Educational Management in 2011. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an Associate Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC) and a treasurer of The Chemical Education Research Group (CERG).
Saima is a passionate science lecturer, motivating her student teachers to implement science interventions in schools and to research the impact of these interventions. Her aim is to inspire more primary and secondary school students to progress into STEM education and careers as future scientists. Her 2020 books include:
Salehjee, S. & Watts, D.M. (2020) Becoming Scientific: Developing Science Across the Life-course. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. https://www.cambridgescholars.com/becoming-scientific
Salehjee, S. (2020) Mentoring Science Teachers in the Secondary School: A Practical Guide. London: Routledge.https://www.routledge.com/Mentoring-Science-Teachers-in-the-Secondary-School-A-Practical-Guide/Salehjee/p/book/9780367023126
She has currently six PhD students at various stages of their work.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Education, Brunel University
Award Date: 11 Jul 2017
Master of Arts, Brunel University
Award Date: 31 Dec 2010
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10/06/19 → 10/06/20
Race, R., Ayling, P., Chetty, D., Hassan, N., McKinney, S. J., Riaz, N., Boath, L. & Salehjee, S., 25 May 2022, In: London Review of Education. 20, 1, 15 p., 12.
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Salehjee, S. & Watts, D. M., 27 May 2022, In: International Journal of Science Education. 44, 6, p. 1-18 18 p.
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International Evaluator - PhD studies. University of Gujrat in affiliation with Higher Education Commission Pakistan.
Saima Salehjee (External Examiner)1 Dec 2020 → 2023
Activity: Examination types › Examination
Saima Salehjee (Chair)29 Nov 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of special symposia