With over twenty years of experience in Computing education, Shahneila has seen the changes to the computing curriculum from many perspectives. As a teacher and Head of Department she led her department's transition to computing several years ahead of government changes. As a founding Computing At School Board Member she helped develop the Computing Programmes of Study.
In 2014 Shahneila joined Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment Association) to become Head of Education and Director for the nationwide Digital Schoolhouse programme. She is the author of Hacking the Curriculum: Creative Computing and the Power of Play, a book that uses play-based learning to teach computing in the Digital Schoolhouse programme.