Shanthi Rajan (MSHRM, FHEA, AMCILT)

Director, Institution Development, University of Stirling, RAK Campus, UAE.

Shanthi RAJAN is a senior HR professional with 17 years of HR corporate experience and has worked predominantly in MNCs handling senior HR roles. Shanthi is the Director – Institution Development of University of Stirling, RAK campus and SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) Diplomas. She moved to academia in 2009 and has taught in many reputed international universities namely University of Wollongong, London School of Economics, Middlesex and University of Bolton’s campuses in Ras Al Khaimah, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

During the years she has developed her communication skills and ability to build effective relationships across the board and with various stakeholders and have a strong ability to lead teams as well as highly developed skills in detailed analysis and problem-solving situations. Apart from teaching, Shanthi facilitates, design, and deliver need based trainings and workshops in India, Sri Lanka, Dubai and Sudan which include in house and public programs as part of Management Development programs for senior executives in areas such as OB, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence. She translates her 17 years of Corporate experience into classroom knowledge through her teaching and communication skills. She uses the edifice of emotional intelligence based education system as the core concept in classroom teaching. She is a good team player with her colleagues and her students – an emotional intelligence approach that reflects in her disposition in workplace and beyond.

She holds a Master’s degree with specialization in Strategic Human Resources Management from the University of Wollongong, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education Leadership (USA). Her core areas of specialization and research interest includes Strategic HRM, OB, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence. She is an affiliate member of CILT (UK) and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK). She is a certified S+EI coach from the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), Denver, Colorado and also certified in using Positive Psychology for coaching S+EI. She is an Advisory Board Member for Higher Education Digest, an independent information portal with a digital and print-on-demand and also an Academic Advisory Board member of DMTIMS, Navi Mumbai. She has completed her Postgraduate certification (PGCert) in teaching and learning from University of Bolton (UK) and her Higher Education Teaching Certification from Harvard, Derek Bok Centre of Teaching and Learning, Harvard University.