Shereen is an Associate Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU-Kent) and a Professor of Care and Heatlh Policy Evaluation. She is demographer with expertise in labour-migration, sociology and economics. Her main research revolves around ageing, family dynamics, migration and long-term care.
Shereen has previously worked with the United Nations, the Population Council, the World Bank, and the League of Arab States. Shereen has conducted research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on health equity, women’s autonomy, family formation and decision making within the family structure.
Shereen’s current research focuses on ageing demographics, long term care demand and migration within the UK and Europe and the implications on policy and practice. Current and recent projects include migrant workers and global care; transnational social work; diversity, structure and wage differentials in the long-term care sector; national evaluations of new models of working; and the interactions between organisational and personal factors on job satisfaction, burnout and retention. Shereen is particularly interested in quantitative modelling and combining knowledge from existing and new data sources and has made use of several national and international routinely collected and survey datasets.
Shereen was also 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.
Shereen is a Visiting Professor of Applied 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.