Professor Nazira Karodia is a national leader in inclusive curriculum, extending university opportunity and attracting students from marginalized communities. She is passionate that students not only enjoy their university learning but carry into their future lives a passion for further learning, skills enhancement, sustainability, and a commitment to community. In pursuit of this, her focus is on the entire pedagogic experience and student preparation for life.
Nazira studied Chemistry in South Africa and completed her PhD at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. After post-doctoral posts at the University of Florida and at St Andrew's, she held a range of academic roles at the University of Bradford and later headed their STEM Programme. She moved to the University of Wolverhampton to be Professor in Science Education, becoming the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and then Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for leading the Knowledge Exchange Framework and Concordat, employability, and regional engagement. Her achievements range from regional Directorship of a national higher education STEM project to securing significant funding for skills and regional development work.