Joined January 2012

Shivani Goyal BEng MASc

PhD Candidate

Healthcare Human Factors

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What are you passionate about outside of work?

When I am not researching, you can probably find me cooking! Every time I am in the kitchen, I find myself focused, thinking outside the box and being creative. I truly look forward to going home after a long day, and discovering new ways to interpret the same ingredients. My biggest dream is to travel the world learning from foreign culinary experts!

What has been the biggest challenge in your work so far?

My biggest challenge as a research student is striking a balance between wanting to know it all and knowing one thing really well.

What is you verb?

To Experience. Whatever I am doing or wherever I am, I want to experience it to the fullest. I want to be able to look back years from today, and remember how I felt, who I was with, and why that moment was important.

Professional Bio

Shivani Goyal is a Clinical Engineering PhD candidate from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, conducting her research at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. Shivani’s research interests are in the realm of behavior change and chronic disease management. She is driven by the overwhelming prevalence of chronic disease and the need to improve the quality of health care delivery by maximizing the effectiveness of health interventions.

Shivani completed her Master’s thesis at the Montreal Heart Institute, where she evaluated innovative cardiovascular medical devices. She presented the safety, effectiveness and overall feasibility of the biomedical devices to the key decision makers of the hospital. Shivani also completed an internship with the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where she efficiently managed multiple medical technology replacement projects while simultaneously participating in research and development initiatives. Prior to her contributions to the healthcare industry, Shivani interned as an Aerospace Engineer at top organizations in both Canada and Europe.

Shivani received her MASc in Clinical Engineering from the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal and her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Thermo-fluids and Propulsion from Concordia University.