I am an inclusive education and developmental psychology practitioner and currently engaged as a Project Manager with Ummeed Child Development Center, Mumbai, India. My work involves end-to-end project management and delivery, training, research, Monitoring & Evaluation, communications and advocacy towards establishing inclusive education systems within Indian schools. My work lies at the intersection of education, socio-emotional learning and mental health.
I hold a PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge, UK and my research critically examined systems and pedagogies in mainstream schools in India that ‘include all learners’ and consequently laid out a roadmap for implementing inclusive education in the Indian policy context. I have a MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology (2012) from the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge where my research focussed on autism and memory. Earlier I was working with the Centre for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University on scaling up educational innovations in primary schools in India across three districts.