Nidhi  Singal

Nidhi Singal

Professor of Disability and Inclusive Education, University of Cambridge

Nidhi Singal is Professor of Disability and Inclusive Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, and the Vice President of Hughes Hall College. She has worked extensively with children and young people with disabilities in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research examines the educational experiences of children with disabilities, the quality of teaching and learning in mainstream classrooms, and the impact of schooling on future life opportunities. She has extensive experience of working with key international agencies such as, World Bank and UNESCO-IIEP alongside disability specific international non-governmental organisations’ assisting them in developing research projects, programme evaluation and policy work. Her work has been contributed to key developments in the field of disability and education. 

She is a member of the Technical Advisory Council of the World Bank’s Inclusive Education Initiative and contributes to the IIEP-UNESCO/UNICEF Foundations of Disability-Inclusive Education Sector Planning Course. Previously, she has worked with the International Commission on Financing Global Education, as the Disability Expert on The Education Workforce Initiative. She was part of the Technical Advisory Review Team for the Global Education Monitoring Report on Inclusive Education (2020) and was commissioned to write a background paper. She has recently published a report on Teachers with Disabilities in mainstream schools across five countries, funded by the British Council.