Maeve Cook-Deegan (b. 1992) studied Psychology and International Relations (MA Hons) at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and later went on to study Health Sciences (MSc) at the Technical University of Munich. Her mixed-methods thesis involved investigating outcomes of a group therapy intervention for refugees and asylum-seekers with moderate symptoms of depression, within the context of the Charité-based Mental Health for Refugees and Asylum-seekers (MEHIRA) project.
Maeve Cook-Deegan brings work experience from both non-profit and for-profit health-related enterprises, ranging from hands-on work in a mental health rehabilitation facility to supporting the Center for International Health-LMU. She is mainly concerned with topics related to global health, mental health and health promotion. Maeve Cook-Deegan joined the chair in March 2020. In August 2020, she moved to Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, to the German Alliance for Global Health Research.