Dr Mehmood holds a PhD in Antisemitism and Islamophobia from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and a Masters in South Asia and Global Security, with a focus on sectarianism, from the same department. Her current research focuses on spiritual abuse within faith-based spaces, especially directed towards women and vulnerable groups.
Through her foundation, The SHIFT with Maryyum, she curates content to increase religious literacy, and tackle gender-based violence and racism. Currently, Dr Mehmood is spearheading a global campaign to end spiritual abuse in faith-based communities. She is also co-host of a transatlantic podcast, Diasporastan. She regularly appears on international broadcast media and also writes academic as well as journalistic articles on pertinent social issues and global affairs.