Shalina Patel has delivered diversity / decolonising the curriculum training to over 200 school leaders since July 2020 all whilst performing her current role as Head of Teaching and Learning in large comprehensive school in London. In 2018 Shalina won the Pearson Silver Teaching Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School. She has contributed to Sec Ed and Teach Secondary on the importance of embedding diversity in the curriculum and she runs the History Corridor on Instagram which has over 16,000 followers and showcases the diverse history that she teaches.
In 2021, Shalina started writing a fortnightly column for Eastern Eye newspaper which showcases historical figures from the South Asian diaspora and she regularly features in interviews podcasts and radio the BBC News, BBC Radio 1 and the Guardian. She has recently won the GG2 Inspire Award.