Maureen Mayhew earned a medical degree from McGill University, a Masters degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, a fellowship in research methods from the University of British Columbia and a certificate in life coaching from the Co-Active Training Institute. She has practised medicine in eight provinces and two territories of Canada, as well as abroad with Médecins sans Frontières. Currently, she volunteers for MSF as a peer support worker. As a UBC clinical professor, she has instructed on topics in global health, refugee health, remote health care and primary care. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed, scientific journals and portrayed in two educational films. She has published articles about her experiences in Afghanistan in the Canadian Medical Association journal and contributed to Outside the Wire: The War in Afghanistan in the Words of its Participants. Her passions include travelling to far reaches of the globe, active forays into nature, stunning photography, and novelty of many sorts.