Malvika specialises in the political economy of developing countries. Her research focuses on the geopolitical interactions and risks within and between South Asian countries. She has worked at different levels of Indian governance, including the government's official think-tank, NITI Aayog. Malvika has previously been the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor for risk publications and consultancies, having managed over 400 analysts. She holds an MSc with distinction in Comparative Politics with a specialisation in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA Honours in Politics from the University of Nottingham.