Dr. Samira El Boudamoussi joined the Centre for Environmental Policy in September 2018. She is leading the curriculum review process for all options of the MSc in Environmental Technology as well as the update of the assessment schemes. Since March 2020, she has been coordinating the Thesis Term and the Research Methods Weeks.
Before she moved to the UK, Dr. El Boudamoussi was project manager of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) and she had been leading multidisciplinary research at the College of Global Studies, Paris; the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Free University of Brussels; and the Centre for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (CRECIM), University Autonoma of Barcelona. She co-authored several papers and conference communications in English, French, and Spanish to communicate the results of her research.
In addition to learning and teaching in higher education; Dr. El Boudamoussi's interests include sustainability education and science education for public understanding. She is particularly interested in the interactions between Science, Technology, and Society: how society relates to scientific knowledge and technical advances? and how are these used in personal and public decision making? Her work in this area is exemplified in the book "New Cannibal Markets: Globalization and Commodification of the Human Body", co-edited and co-authored by her among invited authors from various disciplines such as medicine, social sciences, law, economics, and development studies. The book explores the ethical, legal, and economic dimensions of the global trade of the human body parts. Dr. El Boudamoussi was awarded the Fernand Braudel Fellowship to conduct this research.
Dr. El Boudamoussi holds a degree in Process Engineering, with a specialization in Energy, from the National School of Mines and Industry in Morocco and a PhD in education from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain. She is fluent in English, French, and Spanish; proficient in German; and native speaker of Arabic and Berber.
El Boudamoussi, S., Medir, M., Gilabert, R., & Jiménez, B. (2006). A systematic method of stating learning objectives for an ambitious science program: The apqua science project. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 32(2), 83-99. doi:10.1016/j.stueduc.2006.04.002
Pinto, R., & El Boudamoussi, S. (2009). Scientific Processes in PISA Tests Observed for Science Teachers. International Journal of Science Education, 31(16), 2137-2159. doi:10.1080/09500690802559074
Rainhorn, J. -D., & El Boudamoussi, S. (2015). New Cannibal Markets: Globalisation and Commodification of the Human Body. S. El Boudamoussi, & J. -D. Rainhorn (Eds.), Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris. doi:10.4000/books.editionsmsh.10732
Pinto R, El Boudamoussi S, 2009, Scientific Processes in PISA Tests Observed for Science Teachers, International Journal of Science Education, Vol:31, ISSN:0950-0693, Pages:2137-2159
et al., 2006, A systematic method of stating learning objectives for an ambitious science program: The apqua science project, Studies in Educational Evaluation, Vol:32, ISSN:0191-491X, Pages:83-99
Rainhorn J-D, El Boudamoussi S, 2015, New Cannibal Markets: Globalisation and Commodification of the Human Body, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris, ISBN:9782735119981