Safiya Okai-Ugbaje


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Innovationist. Theory to practice and sustainability advocate. Enthusiast.#

Safiya Okai-Ugbaje is a researcher and lecturer at the School of Cybernetics. She completed her PhD at the University of Notre Dame Australia focusing on innovative solutions in the educational technology domain. Safiya holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria and a Master of Science in IT Management with Distinction from Staffordshire University, UK.

Safiya has worked on a variety of projects in the areas of cloud computing and green ICT, educational technologies, and cyber safety for Australia’s Indigenous children. She is highly passionate about conducting research that moves beyond theory into practical applications that provide sustainable solutions to contextual problems. During her PhD, Safiya worked with various stakeholder groups including senior management and academics to facilitate the delivery of innovative and suitable educational solutions in higher education. The project succeeded in demonstrating how local opportunities may be effectively utilised to facilitate technology-enhanced teaching and learning even where resources are limited.

Safiya is self-motivated and resilient and enjoys watching movies in her free time when she is not doing wonders in the kitchen. She is a lover of nature who is fascinated by the tranquillity of water bodies and gets great inspiration just looking at the blue skies.

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