Bio

Biography

Professor Divya Jindal-Snape is Chair of Education, Inclusion and Life Transitions in the School of Education and Social Work. She gained her undergraduate and masters qualifications in India. She taught in an all-through school and lectured in Education for a few years before moving to Japan to do a PhD at the University of Tsukuba. After living in Japan for nearly five and a half years, enjoying research and teaching, she moved to Dundee. Her research interests lie in the field of inclusion, and educational and life transitions. A significant proportion of her work has been with children and young people with additional support needs, especially children and young people with visual impairment, autism, learning difficulties, emotional and behavioural needs, and complex life limiting conditions. Her research has led to creation of educational resources to enhance inclusion and facilitate transitions through drama (inspired by Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed), stories, games and other creative art forms.

Divya Jindal-Snape is Director of the Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) Research Centre. Her research has highlighted the positive, dynamic and complex nature of transitions with the need to understand them as (i) an on-going process that involves moving from one context and set of interpersonal relationships to another, (ii) holistic and dynamic (Education and Life Transitions theory, ELT), (iii) complex multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of significant others and their interaction with an individual’s multiple transitions (Multiple and Multi-dimensional Transitions theory, MMT) including changes in identity,  (iv) requiring on-going support to ensure the wellbeing of the individual and significant others such as their family, peers and professionals. 

She has acted as research consultant for Communities Scotland, Dundee International Women's Centre, Volunteer Development Scotland, Scottish Centre for Research in Community Learning and Development, University of Surrey and Youth Link. She has collaborated on research projects and publications with academics internationally, especially in USA, Nigeria, New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Netherlands, Poland, India, China and Japan.

She is Associate Director, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (University of Edinburgh) and  Adviser for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Divya is interested in doctoral applications in the areas of educational and life transitions, disabilities, inclusion.

Teaching

  • Transitions
  • Research Methods
  • Reflective Practice
  • Doctoral Supervision

Research

Research Expertise:

Research Funding:

  • UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)
  • AHRC doctoral studentships
  • Includem
  • Sistema Scotland
  • Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
  • QAA Scotland
  • Erasmus+
  • Scottish Universities Insight Institute
  • NHS Education for Scotland (NES)/Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC)
  • Glasgow Centre for Population Health
  • Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)
  • Volunteer Development Scotland
  • Youth Link
  • Equibuddy
  • University of Surrey
  • Scottish Funding Council
  • Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS)
  • Japanese Ministry of Education
  • Itochu Foundation, Japan
  • Giving Age
  • SHEFC Strand Four Wider Access Development Funding
  • CAMHS
  • DAIWA Anglo-Japanese Foundation Award
  • Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Award
  • Communities Scotland
  • Scottish Government
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • The British Academy
  • Perth & Kinross Council, Children's Services

Publications

Developing Networks Near and Far
4/2019
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

Special education teachers’ experienced burnout and perceived fit with the professional community : A 5-year follow-up study
3/2019, British Educational Research Journal
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Multiple and Multidimensional life transitions in the context of life-limiting health conditions : Longitudinal study focussing on perspectives of Young Adults, Families and Professionals
3/2019, BMC Palliative Care
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Primary-Secondary Transitions : A Systematic Literature Review
2/2019
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

Primary to secondary school transitions : systematic literature review - key findings
2/2019
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

International students : universities must lead fight against intolerance of migrants
12/2018
Research Output: Other Contribution > Other contribution

Close to the Heart
11/2018
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

How can we support children facing additional educational barriers during primary-secondary transition?
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

The impact of primary - secondary transitions on children’s educational and wellbeing outcomes : Fact or Fiction?
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Let's Talk About Suicide
10/2018
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

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Press

Dundee Fibromyalgia comic praised in Parliament

Divya Jindal-Snape & Chris Murray

4/03/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



BBC Scotland Radio, with Stephen Jardine

Divya Jindal-Snape

31/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research



BBC Scotland Radio, Kaye Adam’s Ask the Doctor

Divya Jindal-Snape

12/04/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other



Fibromyalgia and Us

Divya Jindal-Snape & Damon Herd

6/12/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Multiple and multi-dimensional life transitions of young adults and significant others

Divya Jindal-Snape

26/08/1527/08/15

3 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Launch of Dundee Children's University

Divya Jindal-Snape

3/11/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other



Press Release for new book

Divya Jindal-Snape & Elizabeth Hannah

25/03/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Guest lecture at Kumamoto University: Transition of international students

Divya Jindal-Snape

3/09/12

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



NEW BOOK EXPLORES HOW TO HELP CHILDREN MANAGE TRANSITIONS

Divya Jindal-Snape

30/03/10

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Parents prefer the professions

Divya Jindal-Snape

31/07/09

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



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Activities

Social Transition Research into International Doctoral Experiences

Jenna Mittelmeier (Invited speaker), Divya Jindal-Snape (Invited speaker)
8 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Peer Review

Divya Jindal-Snape (Reviewer)
2 May 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Activity Type: Other Activity

Primary-Secondary School Transitions: A Systematic Literature Review

Divya Jindal-Snape (Invited speaker), Dianne Cantali (Contributor), Beth Hannah (Contributor), Stephen Macgillivray (Contributor)
24 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Understanding the multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of young people with additional support needs (Invited speaker)

Divya Jindal-Snape (Invited speaker)
24 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

What are universities for now? Social inclusion of international students (Invited Speaker)

Divya Jindal-Snape (Invited speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

External Reviewer LEaDing Fellows PostDoctoral Programme, Netherlands

Divya Jindal-Snape (Reviewer)
8 Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Activity Type: Other Activity

Talking about international students at home and away- Invited talk

Divya Jindal-Snape (Invited speaker)
7 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Examining the socio-emotional aspects of primary-secondary school transitions: Support systems and resilience- Keynote

Divya Jindal-Snape (Keynote speaker)
6 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote

Activity Type: Talk

House of Commons, UK Parliament, Early Day Motions: Fibromyalgia and Us comic

Divya Jindal-Snape (Contributor), Chris Murray (Contributor)
4 Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Activity Type: Other Activity

External Examiner, DEd, University of Strathclyde

Divya Jindal-Snape (Examiner)
26 Feb 2019

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Activity Type: Examination

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