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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 and Higher Education sectors.
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 2019/2020 books include ‘Becoming a scientist’ and ‘A practical guide for science mentors’ with Cambridge Scholars and Routledge. She has currently six PhD students at various stages of their work.
Doctor of Education, Brunel University
Master in Science
10/06/19 → 30/09/19
Project: Internally funded project
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of special symposia
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference