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.


ORCID Research
Kings College London Research
'Social Care Workforce Periodical' - Founder & Author
'Research On Workforce Mobility' - Network lead


Migrant Care Workers and Their Future in the UK Context (Sustainable Care Policy Perspective 2018)
Hussein, S. (2018) Migration Gender and Social Inclusion. In S. Westwood (edt) Ageing, Diversity and Inequality: Social justice perspectives. Routledge: London
Hussein, S. (2018) Job Demand, Control and Unresolved Stress within the Emotional Work of Long Term Care in England. International Journal of Care and Caring, 2(1): 89-107
Hussein, S. (2018) In search of better opportunity: Transnational social workers in the United Kingdom navigating the maze of global and social mobility. In L. Beddoe and A. Bartley (eds.) Transnational Social Work: Opportunities and challenges of a global profession, Policy Press: Cambridge.
Hussein, S. (2018) Work engagement, burnout and personal accomplishments among social workers in England: Does the clients’ group make a difference? Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 27th Apr 2018,
Christensen, K., Hussein, S. and Ismail, M. (2017) Migrant intelligence shaping work destination choice: the case of long-term care work in the United Kingdom and Norway. European Journal of Aging. 14(3): 219-232.
Hussein, S. (2017) ‘We don’t do it for the money’... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long term care workers in England. Health and Social Care in the Community. 25(6): 1817-1826
More publications on Shereen's homepage

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Migrant care workers in the UK

An analysis of sustainability of care at home

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