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Professor Shereen Hussein

BSc MSc PhD

Professor
of Health and Social Care Policy

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

 

My background is in Medical Demography and Population Science, with a Masters degree from the LSHTM, and a PhD from the London School of Economics. Before joining the LSHTM in January 2021, I was a Professor of Care and Health Policy Evaluation and Associate Director of the PSSRU at the University of Kent. Prior to this, I was a Chair at King’s College London. I maintain honorary professorships at the University of Kent, KCL and University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

My research career started in 1991 after completing undergraduate studies in statistics and economics; I worked in research focused on population development with international organisations such as the Population Council, the United Nations, Ford Foundation and the League of Arab States. During that time, my focus was on child and maternal morbidity, social determinants of health and gender equality and family formation in North Africa and West Asia.

 

Since 2003, my research had focused primarily on the UK health and care policy and service delivery, organisation and outcomes with comparative elements across Europe. I have led several large projects on migration/mobility, global care; transnational social work; diversity and equality, wage poverty, structures and differentials, and evaluations of national schemes focused on improving workforce outcomes and piloting new models of working in care health settings. I have supported several governments in developing their aged care and health strategies and plans in collaboration with organisations such as the United Nations, UNICEF, the WHO and others.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Research

I am a Co-Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Systems and Commissioning (PRUComm), led by Professor Stephen Peckham of LSHTM and the University of Kent. With Professor Matt Sutton, I lead a strand of work investigating the role of community health services and their connections to other primary and secondary health utilisation.

I currently lead several research projects focused on the social care workforce such as the Retention and Sustainability of Social Care Workforce (RESSCW), funded by the Health Foundation; Developing a scale of work-related quality of life for adult social care staff, funded by the NIHR.

I am a co-investigator on the Sustainable Care programme of work, funded by an ESRC large grant, leading a strand of work focused on the impact of Brexit and the delivery of care in the UK.

My current research also covers the diverse experience of informal carers; the practical impact of social distancing and isolation on older people in care homes since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic; potential exploitation of migrant workers and live-in care in London;

I have a long-standing research interest in global ageing and health and have recently founded the Middle East and North Africa Research on Health Ageing (MENARAH) network, funded by the GCRF and collaborate on the STRiDE (Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries) project funded by the UKRI and led by Professor Martin Knapp at the LSE.

 

Research Area
Ageing
Health care policy
Health services research
Health systems
Health workers
Gender
Global Health
Inequalities
Migration
Older people's health
Discipline
Demography
Policy analysis
Statistics
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Country
Australia
Brazil
Algeria
Egypt
Finland
United Kingdom
Indonesia
India
Jordan
Lebanon
Morocco
Mexico
Malta
Norway
New Zealand
Oman
West Bank and Gaza
Tunisia
Turkey
Yemen
South Africa
Region
Arab World
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
OECD members

Selected Publications

Brexit and the migrant care workforce: Future policy directions. Findings from the second round of Delphi Surveys of UK experts
Hussein S; Turnpenny A
2021
Brexit and the migrant care workforce: Future policy directions. Findings from the second round of Delphi Surveys of UK experts
Complements or substitutes? Associations between volumes of care provided in the community and hospitals.
Lau Y-S; Malisauskaite G; Brookes N; Hussein S; Sutton M
2021
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS
Recruitment and retention of the social care workforce: longstanding and emerging challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic
Hussein S; Turnpenny A
2020
Recruitment and retention of the social care workforce: longstanding and emerging challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic
Migrant workers in England's homecare sector
Turnpenny A; Hussein S; Siddiq S
2020
Migrant workers in England’s homecare sector
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