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Dr Jaya Gajparia

Last modified: December 5, 2023
ACCESS Leadership College Fellows

Head of Division in Social Sciences
London South Bank University

gajparj2@lsbu.ac.uk

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The sector(s) I work in: Academic

www.lsbu.ac.uk


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Organisation name:

London South Bank University


About my experience and expertise



Personal statement:

I am a passionate multidisciplinary social scientist and an emerging higher education leader with a deep commitment to addressing social justice and environmental issues. My work reflects my unwavering dedication to creating a more equitable and sustainable world. I remain committed to exploring creative methodologies that enrich my research and allow me to examine complex issues from diverse perspectives. By embracing this interdisciplinary mindset, I challenge conventional boundaries and seeks fresh insights into pressing global challenges.

My career began in the third sector, this invaluable experience immersed me in the realities faced by marginalised communities. My exposure to the grassroots level has influenced my research and further reinforced my commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.

I am one of the co-founders of The Write LAB, where we have established a nurturing space for creativity, connection, and a community aimed at empowering non-fiction writers, independent researchers, academics, and scholars.

Looking ahead, I continue to explore new collaborations and partnerships to co-create and explore exciting and disruptive research. Using research as a powerful tool for positive change, I strive to identify and bridge gaps in knowledge with the aim to promote understanding.



Key topic areas of research or interest:

Environmental justice, gender and development, gender-based violence, belonging, diasporic lived experiences, antiracism, postcolonial theory, intersectionality, education for sustainability, systems thinking approaches, net zero goals, inclusion, accessibility, embedding sustainability into learning.



Publications:

Transformation through learning: Education about, for, and as sustainability
Gajparia, J., Strachan, G. and Leverton, K. (2022). Transformation through learning: Education about, for, and as sustainability. Frontiers in Sustainability. 3, p. 982718. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsus.2022.982718

Identifying Assessment Opportunities in Postgraduate Learning for Sustainability
Gajparia, J., Strachan, G., Vare, P. and Ferguson, T. (2021). Identifying Assessment Opportunities in Postgraduate Learning for Sustainability. Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education. 12 (1), pp. 151-175. https://doi.org/10.2478/dcse-2021-0011

Covid-19, domestic abuse and what universities can do for students
Magill, Christine, Gajparia, J., Havard, T., Shepherd, R. and Kibirige, N. (2020). Covid-19, domestic abuse and what universities can do for students. Wonkhe.

Capitalising on rapport, emotional labour and colluding with the neoliberal academy
Gajparia, J (2016). Capitalising on rapport, emotional labour and colluding with the neoliberal academy. Women’s Studies International Forum. 61, pp. 87-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2016.10.015

Agency, Resistance and Subversion: Voices in the Field
Gajparia, J (2016). Agency, Resistance and Subversion: Voices in the Field. in: Takhar, S (ed.) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman Emerald.



Other projects and networks:

The Write Lab



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