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 Interests: 

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

International students
12/2018, The Conversation
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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

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

School belonging and successful transition practice
9/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Impact of arts participation on children’s achievement
6/2018, Thinking Skills and Creativity
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Multiple and Multi-dimensional Transitions
8/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Multiple and Multi-dimensional transitions of those affected by fibromyalgia
7/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Poster

Transitions from Early Years to Primary and Primary to Secondary Schools in Scotland
7/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Keynote
6/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Other

Secondary traumatic stress
5/2018, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Press

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



Activities

International Journal of Intercultural Relations (Journal)

Divya Jindal-Snape (Reviewer)
27 Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Panel member, Journal of the Learning Sciences Webinar

Divya Jindal-Snape (Participant)
29 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Activity Type: Attendance

International Journal of Intercultural Relations (Journal)

Divya Jindal-Snape (Peer reviewer)
11 Oct 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Shun Ito

Divya Jindal-Snape (Host)
12 Sep 201826 Oct 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Activity Type: Host Visitor

The Journal of Early Adolescence (Journal)

Divya Jindal-Snape (Peer reviewer)
17 Jul 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

EVALUATE project external expert

Divya Jindal-Snape (Consultant)
11 Jul 201814 Jul 2018

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Activity Type: Consultancy

Policy Press (Publisher)

Divya Jindal-Snape (Peer reviewer)
19 Jun 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

British Journal of Special Education (Journal)

Divya Jindal-Snape (Peer reviewer)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Learning and Individual Differences (Journal)

Divya Jindal-Snape (Peer reviewer)
5 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Peer reviewer for The Millennium Science Initiative, Social Sciences Nuclei Application

Divya Jindal-Snape (Reviewer)
Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Activity Type: Other Activity