Shivani pursued her bachelors in Applied Psychology from Gargi College, Delhi University in 2012. Post her graduation, she was awarded Developing Solutions Scholarship by University of Nottingham and pursued her MSc. in Work and Organizational Psychology from there. She has held research positions at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), O.P. Jindal Global University, India and University of Oxford, U.K, post that.
Shivani was thereafter awarded a full Research Doctoral scholarship by University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) where she undertook her doctoral studies. Her doctoral studies were at Hunter Centre of Entrepreneurship and Department of Management Science at Strathclyde Business School, and is focussed on health-related well being of start up entrepreneurs embedded in university ecosystems across Scotland and India.
Her research has been acknowledged and recognised across the best British conferences (Institute of Small Business Entrepreneurship) in 2017 and 2018 where she won best paper nominations. She was also invited to write a State of the Art review on ‘entrepreneurial well-being’ by Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) of University of Warwick, U.K.
Her broad research interests lie around occupational health and well-being, social entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity, workplace bullying, and gender at workplace.