A regular contributor to several Encyclopaedia articles and a member of the editorial board of The Qur'an: An Encyclopaedia, Dr Lalani is presently working on a monograph Exegetical Perspectives on Leadership in Islam based on a range of commentaries from diverse schools of thought in Islam.
Dr Lalani has a wide and varied teaching experience. She has previously taught Hadith literature at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, served as a mentor in Arabic at DeMontfort University and lectures on Shi'i Studies at The Institute of Ismaili Studies. She presents within the different constituencies in the community and has chaired and organized panels in national and internationalconferences including BRISMES, MESA and WOCMES. Convener of a Shi'i Studies Symposium (April, 2004), she continues to network and foster opportunities for scholars in the field to share research interests and developments.