Shamini specialises in designing and setting up academic programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. In her previous role as an International Student Tutor at Newcastle University, she designed the International Student Intensive Guidance and Development programme (ISIGP) and mentoring programme that received four commendations between 2006 -2014 in significantly increasing student passes and quality of results achieved in their academic study whilst reducing attrition rates (to zero), leading to awards of exemplary practice by the UK Internal Subject Review panels and the Newcastle University Faculty of Teaching and Learning.
Her work with international students was also featured in the national newspaper in Malaysia. Based on this contribution to the field of knowledge in the UK, she was appointed Reviewer for several top UK academic journals including Studies in Higher Education and the Journal of Innovation in Education and Teaching International. Shamini is a Senior Fellow of the Advance HE. She is appointed Distinguished Associate of the Institute of Educational Leadership of the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She was also appointed Fellow of the National Institute of Teaching Ethics and Professionalism in US and Legal Ethics UK, in 2013 and 2014 respectively. She has led workshops and given talks by invitation at many institutions in the UK, including leading workshops for new lecturers on effective teaching pedagogy for international students, Assessment and Feedback Issues for Teaching International Students in Law at the University of Warwick, UK, a workshop funded by the European Network on Clinical Legal Education for developing ethically sensitive clinicians, to name a few. She also sat on University panels for implementing Internationalisation and Mentoring at Newcastle University and have been consulted by Schools within the University on setting up academic programmes for International students.
She has published research articles in legal education, law of evidence and ethics, and has taught on many undergraduate and postgraduate law modules including Law of Evidence, Company Law, Law of Contract, Public Law, Legal Institutions and Methods, Criminal Law, Law of Tort, International Business Law and ran various academic skills development modules earning her two nominations for the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher’s Award and Contribution to Outstanding Feedback respectively. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (2010) and Qatar University, College of Law (2014). As a lawyer, she has conducted various contested trials (commercial/ civil litigation) including full trials, ranging from the Court of Appeal and the High Court to the subordinate courts in Malaysia. She has also worked in law firms in the North East of England and London.