She started her work-life by organising Kolkata’s first ever parents group of intellectually disabled children. She later worked with Crisis Intervention centre for women and also worked as Principal of Computer Training centre for the Visually Impaired. Though trained in special education, Shampa also worked for inclusion of children with disabilities.
She is associated with Women’s Studies Centre at Jadavpur University and Calcutta University and is a life member of Indian Association of Women’s Studies. Presently, her focus is on policy level changes for women with disabilities and has been working on making Indian laws and policies on women pertinent to lives of women with disabilities.