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Nidhi Singal

Nidhi’s core areas of research interest lie in addressing issues of educational inequity among marginalized groups in Southern contexts. She has worked extensively with children and young people with disabilities in South Asia and Africa. Her research has focused on the experiences of children with disabilities attending a range of different educational arrangements, the quality of teaching and learning in these settings, and the impact of schooling on short and long term outcomes. Another important dimension in her work has been the development of culturally sensitive approaches in educational research. She is particularly interested in critically examining power relations in North-South research partnerships, the ethics of research dissemination, and the impact of educational research on policy making for children with disabilities.
Nidhi has extensive experience of working with international organisations such as, World Bank, CBM, Humanity and Inclusion, assisting them in developing research projects, program evaluation and policy work. For the Global Disability Summit, co-hosted by the Department for International Development (UK) , International Disability Alliance and Government of Kenya, she led the drafting of the International Statement of Action,  “Accelerate Equitable and Quality Inclusive Education for Children and Youth with Disabilities” which has been signed by 31 donor agencies, international NGOs, research organisations and global education networks. 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. Among other current engagements, she is a member of the Technical Advisory Council of the Inclusive Education Initiative.


Alberto Vasquez, Poner fin a la coerción, in Juan Carlos Cea (ed.), Sin locxs no hay revolución, Santiago de Chile, Lococooperativa, In Press.

Alberto Vasquez, The potential of the legal capacity law reform in Peru to transform mental health provision, in Faraaz Mahomed et al. (eds.), Mental Health, Human Rights and Legal Capacity, Cambridge University, In Press.

Peter Stastny, Anne M. Lovell, Julie Hannah, Daniel Goulart, Alberto Vásquez, Seana O’Callaghan and Dainius Pūras, Critical elements of rights-based community supports for individuals experiencing significant emotional distress: foundations and practices, Health and Human Rights Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, June 2020.

Alberto Vasquez and José-Miguel Rubido, L’art. 12 CDPH au regard du droit de la protection de l’adulte: état des lieux et perspectives, in Micaela Vaerini et al. (eds.), Aspects de droit civil suisse et international, Berne, Stämpfli, 2019.

Alberto Vasquez, Transforming disability law and policy in Peru: the role of civil society, at Karen Soldatic and Kelley Johnson (eds.), Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy, Oxon & New York, Routledge, 2019.

Alberto Vasquez, La reforma de la legislación sobre salud mental en el Perú: una promesa a medias, at Juan Carlos Cea Madrid (ed.), Locura en movimiento, La reinvención de la salud mental en América Latina, Santiago de Chile, Centro de Estudios Locos, 2019.

Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Alberto Vasquez et al., Inclusion of persons with disabilities in systems of social protection, BMJ Open, 2016, 6(8).