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Overview

I am a lecturer in education at Manchester Institute of Education (MIE), with broad interests in sustainability education, critical pedagogy, and decolonising education. In my doctoral dissertation in Environmental Conservation Education at New York University in 2021, I explored avenues for decolonising Nigeria's environmental education through participatory action research.

My Master's degree from the University of Cambridge (2014) culminated in a mixed-methods dissertation research where I comparatively analysed the environmental behaviour and education of university students in the UK and Nigeria. Prior to this, I completed an undergraduate degree in Geography Education from the University of Nigeria (2010), with a research project on the implementation problems of the infused environmental education content in secondary geography curriculum.

I currently teach on two MA programmes: International Education and Education for a Sustainable Environment. I also teach Sustainability Education on the BSc Education programme. Within MIE, I am a member of the Green Research in Education Group (GRiEG) and the Power, Inequality, and Activism research group.

Qualifications

PhD, Environmental Conservation Education

MPhil, Psychology and Education

BSc(Ed), Geography Education

Units taught

Sustainability Education

Engaging with Educational Research (Research Methods I)

Research Methods II

Concepts and Practices in International Education

Theories of Teaching and Learning

Developing Academic Competences

Internationalising the Curriculum

Supervision information

2021/2022 Academic Year

  • MA: Supervising ten students
  • PhD: Co-supervising two students

Prizes and awards

  • New York University Steinhardt PhD Fellowship, 2015-2019; and Doctoral Research Grant, 2018
  • Simms Prize for best results in Education, University of Cambridge, 2014.
  • Cambridge Assessment and Santander Award for Master’s Program 2013 – 2014.
  • University of Nigeria’s Prizes to the best graduating student in (i) the Faculty of Education and (ii) the Department of Social Science Education (CGPA of 4.69/5.0), 2010.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Decolonising Education for Environmental Conservation: A Participatory Action Research, New York University

26 Aug 201510 Mar 2021

Award Date: 13 May 2021

Master of Philosophy, “We don’t know enough”: Environmental Education and Pro-environmental Behaviour Perceptions , University of Cambridge

5 Oct 201318 Jul 2014

Award Date: 29 Nov 2014

Bachelor of Science, Implementation Problems of the Infusion of Environmental Education content in Secondary Geography, University of Nigeria

1 Nov 200630 Nov 2010

Award Date: 30 Nov 2010

Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General)
  • Environmental Education
  • Sustainability Education
  • International Education
  • LB2361 Curriculum
  • Decolonising Methodologies
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Participatory Action Research

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