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Saima Salehjee


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Personal Statement

Saima Salehjee is a Chemistry Lecturer in the Department of Education, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, 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. In addition, 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 an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), 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 forthcoming books include ‘Becoming a scientist’ and ‘A practical guide for science mentors’ with Cambridge Scholars and Routledge.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Education, Brunel University

Brunel University

Master in Science

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2014 2018

But is it science?

Watts, M., Salehjee, S. & Essex, J., 29 Aug 2018, Early Years Science Education: A Contemporary Look. Watts, M. & Silby, A. (eds.). 1st ed. London and New York, p. 96-105 10 p.

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Models of scientific identity

Salehjee, S. & Watts, M., 1 Aug 2018, Science and Technology Education: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges. Pabst, S. (ed.). [S.I.], 61 p.

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Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Editorial board member
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Journal of Education (Journal)

Saima Salehjee (Editorial board member)
1 Aug 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member

Mahidol University

Saima Salehjee (Visiting researcher)
5 Jun 20189 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution