Basirat is a second year PhD researcher at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She is also the founder of The Winford Centre for Children and Women- a charity that provides education and welfare support services for children with developmental disabilities and their families in Nigeria.
Basirat is currently researching the perspectives and lived experiences of children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and their parents in accessing education in a Nigerian context. She is interested in issues of voices and participation of parents and children as well as policies and practices that can reduce education exclusion for children with disabilities in low-income countries.
Basirat has authored 2 children’s picture books focused on ADHD and Neurodiversity. Her work promotes disability inclusion, empathy and kindness. Her first book won the 2020 British Council ELTons Special Commendation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
Affiliation: University of Cambridge, UK
Conference 2022 Role: Theme Co-convenor: Partnerships and the financing of education