Dr Nidhi Singal
Dr Singal trained as a clinical psychologist and worked with children and young adults in clinical and subsequently, a range of different educational settings. From 2000- 2004 she undertook a qualitative research focused on exploring the various meanings of inclusive education in an Indian context. This work has been taken forward as Nidhi was invited to be a Research consultant on a national level project working towards building inclusive schools across three states in India (2006-ongoing). She has also worked as a consultant for a range of international NGOs such as World Vision, helping them develop research projects and policies which support the inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream settings.
She is the international team leader for the Disability, Education and Poverty Project (DEPP) which is part of the Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP) based at the Centre for Education and International Development, Cambridge. DEPP is researching the human, social and economic outcomes of education for young people with disabilities living in poverty, in Ghana, India, Kenya and Pakistan. The consortium itself is a partnership between seven different institutions and is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).
Nidhi was also the Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Educational Research and is a reviewer for various journals and international research funding bodies. She has presented her work at various international conferences and research forums.