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Farah Shroff was a professor in the Department of Midwifery at Ryerson University from 1994 to 1998. Shroff earned her BSc in Biology and Native Studies from Trent University (1986), her MEd in Primary Health Care from the University of Manchester (1988), and her PhD in Sociology in Education and Community Health from the University of Toronto (1996). Her main areas of research are holistic health, community development for health and social justice, and health system design and delivery. She has written extensively on women’s health, HIV/AIDS, health policy, nursing, registered massage therapy, international health, innovative health care delivery and design. Her book, The New Midwifery: Reflections on Renaissance and Regulation, was published in 1997. In addition to her academic pursuits, Shroff has worked as a public health consultant, a health care worker, and a health research analyst. After leaving Ryerson, she became an adjunct professor in the Department of Family Practice and the School of Population and Public Health in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.