Professor Shereen Hussein
Professor of Care and Health Policy and Evaluation and Associate Director
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Shereen joined PSSRU in September 2018 as an Associate Director and Professor of Care and Health Policy Evaluation.
Before this, Shereen worked for 15 years at the Policy Institute, King’s College London and became a Chair in 2014. Her work at King’s focused on ageing demographics, long term care demands, care and health workforce and migration. Shereen has led a number of large projects on migration/mobility and global care; transnational social work; diversity and equality, wage poverty, structures and differentials and has evaluated a number of national schemes focused on improving workforce outcomes and piloting new models of working in care and health settings.
Shereen’s research career started in 1991 after completing her undergraduate studies in statistics and economics, she worked in demography and population development research with international organisations such as the Population Council, the United Nations, Ford Foundation and the League of Arab States focusing on child and maternal morbidity, social development and women employment in North Africa and West Asia. During that time, she completed post graduate qualifications in computer science and statistics. Shereen was then awarded a number of scholarships to pursue further postgraduate studies including an MSc in Medical Demography at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in Demography/Population Studies at the London School of Economic. During her MSc and PhD studies she continued to work with the Population Council in New York on research focusing on women’s autonomy, family formation and social determinants of health and wellbeing.
Shereen is an accomplished author with over a 100 peer-reviewed articles in academic journals including: Work Employment and Society, Journal of Social Policy, Ageing and Society, Aging and Mental Health, Administration in Mental Health Policy, European Journal of Ageing, Journal of Rural Studies among others. She is a competent speaker and is often invited nationally and internationally as a keynote and public speaker, especially in relation to the long term care workforce and global ageing. Shereen has been invited as a distinguished international expert by various international organisations and universities including the University of New South Wales, Bergen University, UNICEF, UN/ESCWA, the European Social Network and the Future Social Services Institute/RMIT among others.
Shereen is the founder and author of the Social Care Workforce Periodical, and the network lead of ROWM, the Research On Workforce Mobility research network. Shereen sits on a number of governmental and non-governmental advisory boards and is a BBC Academy news/media commentator.
Shereen is currently a co-investigator in the Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems project: funded by an ESRC large grant and led by Professor Sue Yeandle at the University of Sheffield; She is also a partner in the STRiDE project: funded by the Research Council UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund and led by Professor Martin Knapp at the London School of Economics.
Shereen is a Visiting Professor in Statistics at the Department of Mathematics, King’s College London and an Adjunct Professor in Applied Statistics and Population Science at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
See Shereen's Academia.edu page.
Shereen Hussein's Publications
Social care managers and care workers’ understandings of personalisation in older people’s services (2019)
Stevens M, Harris J, Manthorpe J, S Hussein, Cornes M
Emerald PublishingRead more
Inter-European social workers’ mobility within a dynamic social work and immigration policy context: a case study of England (2019)
Implementing safeguarding and personalisation in social work: findings from practice (2018)
Stevens, M., Woolham, J., Manthorpe, J., Aspinal, F., Hussein, S., Baxter, K., Samsi, K., Ismail, M.
Journal of Social Work 18, 1, 3-22Read more
Job Demand, Control and Unresolved Stress within the Emotional Work of Long Term Care in England (2018)
International Journal of Care and Caring 2, 1, 89-107Read more
Work engagement, burnout and personal accomplishments among social workers in England: Does the clients' group make a difference? (2018)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health 45, 6, 911-923Read more
Population aging and long-term care policies in the Gulf region: a case study of Oman. (2018)
Ismail, M. and Hussein, S.
Journal of Aging and Social PolicyRead more
Inter-European social workers' mobility within a dynamic social work and immigration policy context: A case study of England (2018)
European Journal of Social WorkRead more
Social care managers and care workers’ understandings of personalisation in older people’s services (2018)
Stevens M, Moriarty J, Harris J, Manthorpe J, S Hussein, Cornes M
Working with Older People
Emerald Publishing LimitedRead more
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Models of Organising Adult Safeguarding (2017)
Norrie, C., Stevens, M. Graham, K., Moriarty, J., Hussein, S. and Manthorpe, J.
British Journal of Social Work 47, 4, 1205-1223Read more
Models of safeguarding in England: Identifying important models and variables influencing the operation of adult safeguarding (2017)
Graham, K., Stevens, M., Norrie, C., Manthorpe, J., Moriarty, J., & Hussein, S.
Journal of Social Work 17, 3, 255-276Read more
Ageing and Elderly Care in the Arab Region: Policy Challenges and Opportunities (2017)
Hussein, S. and Ismail, M.
Ageing International 42, 3, 274-289Read more
Migration, gender and low-paid work: on migrant men's entry dynamics into the feminised social care work in the UK (2017)
Hussein, S. and Christensen, K.
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 43, 5, 749-765Read more
Do personal budgets increase the risk of abuse? Evidence from English national data. (2017)
Ismail, M., Hussein, S., Stevens, M. Woolham, J, Manthorpe, J., Baxter, K., Samsi, K. and Aspinal, F.
Journal of Social Policy 46, 2, 291-311Read more
'We don't do it for the money'... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long term care workers in England (2017)
Health and Social Care in the Community 25, 6, 1817-1826Read more
Nexus between demographic change and elderly care need in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: Some policy implications (2017)
Khan, H., Hussein, S. and Deane, J.
Ageing International 42 , 4, 466-487Read more
Migrant intelligence shaping work destination choice: the case of long-term care work in the United Kingdom and Norway (2017)
Christensen, K., Hussein, S. and Ismail, M.
European Journal of Aging 14, 3, 219-232Read more
Male workers in the female-dominated long-term care sector: evidence from England (2016)
Hussein, S., Ismail, M. and Manthorpe, J.
Journal of Gender Studies 25, 1, 35-49Read more
Models of Adult Safeguarding in England: A Review of the Literature (2016)
Graham, K., Norrie, C., Stevens, M., Moriarty, J., Manthorpe, J. and Hussein, S.
Journal of Social Work 16, 1, 22-46Read more
Changes in turnover and vacancy rates of care workers in England from 2008 to 2010: Panel analysis of national workforce data. (2016)
Hussein, S., Ismail, M. and Manthorpe, J.
Health & Social Care in the Community 24, 5, 547-556Read more
Investing in the relationship: reflections on changes in practitioners' relationships with looked-after children and care leavers in Social Work Practices (2016)
Ridley, J., Larkins, C., Farralley, N., Hussein, S., Austerberry, H., Manthorpe, J. and Stanley, Nicky
Child & Family Social Work 21, 1, 55-64Read more