Dr. Indra Persaud
Dr. Indra Persaud joined the University of Seychelles on 4th January 2011 as a Lecturer and was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer on 1st April 2017. Along with her lectureship, she also assumed the responsibility of the Education Department. She was elected as the Academic staff representative on the UniSey Council in 2018 for a period of 3 years and she also served as the Secretary to the Scheme of Service Review Committee in 2019.
Prior to joining the University of Seychelles, Dr. Persaud served 4 years at the American Cooperative School in Tunis, Tunisia as a full time IB geography teacher where she also served one year as Head of the Social Science Department.
From 1994 to December 2004, she served as a Geography Teacher in various educational institutions, including the Seychelles Polytechnic, Diss High School and South Camden Community School, both in the UK. Dr. Persaud holds a Doctorate and an MA in Geography Education. She also holds a BEd in Education Management.
‘Insider and Outsider Analysis: Constructing, Deconstructing, and Reconstructing Narratives of Seychelles’ Geography Education’ article in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (2019, 18:1–12), Sage. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1609406919842436
‘Seychelles Teacher Education’ (book chapter) in the Handbook of Teacher Education (2019, co-authored with Dr S. Marie), HM Studies and Publishing. https://www.hmbookstore.org/hmbookstoreorg/ebooks/education/teachers-education/ihttvol3ebook
‘The Daring Discourses of Teaching Geography’, in Teaching Geography (Autumn 2015) and Geography (2011) 96 (3) 137-142; Geographical Association.
‘Island Créolité: the making and re-making of island identities’, in Island Studies, 2014,
Conference presentations include ‘Seychelles Blue Economy’ at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference (2016), ‘Unpacking Paradise: Geography Education Narratives from the Seychelles’ at the Annual Geographical Association Conference (2013) and the BAICE Conference (2014)