Shirin Mollayeva attends the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University. She has a B.Sc. (Hons) and a M.Sc. in biology from the University of Toronto and for several years worked in research on traumatic brain injury, intimate partner violence, and related public health concerns. She has contributed to numerous publications on these topics and had a leading role in the development of the Abused and Brain Injured Toolkit for frontline workers serving survivors of intimate partner violence.