Dr Sandra Ajaps

Lecturer in Education

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Sandra Ajaps obtained a PhD in Environmental Conservation Education from New York University in 2021, where she explored avenues for decolonising environmental education in Nigeria. She also has a Master's degree from the University of Cambridge (2014) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Nigeria (2010). Her research lies in the nexus of environmental education, critical pedagogy, and curriculum studies. She is also interested in environmental behaviour, geography education, and transformative education.

Sandra teaches on two MA programmes: International Education and Education for a Sustainable Environment. She also teaches on the BSc Education programme. She is a member of the Green Research in Education Group (GRiEG) and the Knowledge, Power, and Identity research group.


PhD, Environmental Conservation Education

MPhil, Psychology and Education

BSc(Ed), Geography Education

Areas of expertise

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

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2021 - Doctor of Philosophy, Decolonising Education for Environmental Conservation: A Participatory Action Research, New York University (2015 - 2021)
  • 2014 - Master of Philosophy, “We don’t know enough”: Environmental Education and Pro-environmental Behaviour Perceptions , University of Cambridge (2013 - 2014)
  • 2010 - Bachelor of Science, Implementation Problems of the Infusion of Environmental Education content in Secondary Geography, University of Nigeria (2006 - 2010)

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