Shiva Khalili, born in 1967 in Tehran, is the Head of the Science and Religion Interdisciplinary group at the World Religions Research Center, Tehran. She received her Mag. Rer. Nat. in Clinical Psychology (Diploma Topic: the Topography of slow Potentials during verbal and spatial learning and Memory processes) and PhD (Topic of Dissertation: “Psychology, Psychopathology and Islam”) with best awards from Vienna University, Austria.
She has served as a researcher at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Department for Women’s Studies from 1998-March 2001, and as a clinical psychologist at the Iranian Epilepsy Organization and Tawhid Counseling Center. At the latter she is continuing her clinical practice.
She grounded the department of science and religion at the National Research Center for Medical Studies in December 2000 and is serving now as the head of the group at their new host since 2005, the World Religions Research Center. She is a lecturer and member of the scientific Board at the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Tehran University.
Her research focuses on consciousness studies, psychology, psychotherapy and religion.