Shirin completed her medical training in University of Otago in 1992.
She completed the postgraduate training in General Practice in Devon and Cornwall, United Kingdom. She also completed the Diploma of Child Health, Diploma of Family Planning and the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom.
In 2003, she returned to NZ to raise her family and continue to work in General Practice. She was a partner in a Christchurch Practice for over 10 years. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice.
Outside of work, she loves being a mum to three teenage children.