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Saima Salehjee


  • United Kingdom

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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 Canberra University Australia and British Council travel fund, 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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Education, Brunel University

Brunel University

Master in Science

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Research Output 2014 2018

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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Muslim young women and science identity

Salehjee, S. & Watts, M. 23 Apr 2018 IICE 2018: Ireland International Conference on Education . Essex, p. 24-28 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

girls' school

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Qualitative research- a qualitative researcher

Salehjee, S. (Speaker)
29 May 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Mahidol University

Salehjee, S. (Visiting researcher)
5 Jun 20189 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution