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Dr Saima Salehjee



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.


Models of scientific identity
Salehjee Saima, Watts Mike
Science and Technology EducationScience and Technology Education, (2018)
Muslim young women and science identity
Salehjee Saima, Watts Mike
IICE 2018, pp. 24-28, (2018)
But is it science?
Watts Mike, Salehjee Saima, Essex Jane
Early Childhood Development and Care Vol 187, pp. 274-283, (2017)
The impact of science interventions : to enhance science teaching and learning in a secondary school
Salehjee Saima
International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and E-learning in Budapest, Hungary, July 2016, (2016)
Being sciencey : science identity, inherent inclination and social influence
Salehjee Saima
47th Australasian Science Education Research Association annual conference, (2016)
The impact of science interventions for secondary school girls
Salehjee Saima
Brunel University London Equality and Diversity Conference 2016, (2016)

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