Shingirayi Kandi

PhD Researcher
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School of Education

Shingi is a PhD student conducting research on embedding outdoor learning in special schools for pupils with complex, severe, profound multiple learning disabilities (CSPMLD) in England. He is knowledgeable through lived experience and studies in areas of safety and inclusion for those with disabilities, Black and minority ethnic (global majority) and young people.

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Prior to his current PhD position, Shingi worked as a full-time teacher in prison education for the HMP Prison Service. In this role, among other skills, he developed the ability to understand and promote rehabilitation and combat against extremism, radicalisation, and violence. He attained a Level 4 Award in Education and Training.

He has worked as a support worker to children with disabilities, receiving an award for showing outstanding commitment to providing the best care to young people.

Shingi completed an MSc dissertation based on support for ethnic minority entrepreneurs, and received a Reverend Jesse Jackson Award for promoting integration on campus, at De Montfort University.

Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Shona
Research interests
  • Outdoor learning
  • Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Level 4 Award in Education and Training, Milton Keynes College
  • MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship, De Montfort University
  • B.Com Honours degree in Marketing, National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe)