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.