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Vandana Singh – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

I am currently a Lecturer in International Development Education, School of Education, Bath Spa University. I started my full-time role in February 2020 after serving in the Department as an Associate Lecturer since October 2019.

Prior to joining Bath Spa University, I taught part time at the University of Bath as a Co-convener of Unit: Place and Space in Schooling and Education 2018- 2020, where I am also pursuing my PhD. My PhD focuses on- Gendered Capabilities and Implicit Curriculum: Case Studies of two Primary Schools in Northern India. I hold a MA degree in Educational and International Development from UCL Institute of Education, London. I am also part of the Athena Swan Project at the University of Bath, Department of Education and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups) at Bath Spa University.

I am a member of the following institutions- British Education Research Association (BERA); the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE), member of the Development Studies Association (DSA) and Society of Gender Professionals (SGP).

Academic qualifications

  • MA in Education and International Development
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts


Professional memberships

  • British Education Research Association (BERA)
  • British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE)
  • Society of Gender Professionals (SGP)

Areas of expertise

  • Education and international Development
  • Gender and Education
  • Gender and implicit school curriculum
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Ethnography
  • Photo-Elicitation Methods
  • Co-creative Methdology

Research supervision

  • Education and International Development
  • Gender and Education
  • Right to Education

Conference Presenations

  • Singh, V. (2019) ‘Ethnography through camera: investigating the gendered experiences of female and male pupils’ in Northern India primary schools’, in Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference. 9-11 September, New College, Oxford University, Oxford.

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