Shereen Hussein

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Shereen Hussein

Shereen Hussein is a Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. She is an established multi-disciplinary research leader with extensive social care and health research experience working primarily with policymakers in the UK and internationally. Her background is in medical demography, statistics and computer science. Shereen leads an extensive research portfolio on adult social care in the UK, including community health services (CHS) and utilisation of hospital care, unmet care needs among older people and the role of CHS, social care workforce recruitment and retention, equity and diversity in care outcomes, measuring wellbeing in care settings, migration and care, the impact of COVID19 on care homes and care outcomes. She has acted as an expert advisor to various OECD and Middle-income countries to develop long-term care and dementia policies and plans and established a unique network on population ageing in the Middle East (


Countries UK;
Topics Care economy; Care inequalities; Care innovations; Care integration/ coordination; Care work and migration; Community-based LTC; COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and LTC; Dementia care and support; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Gender and care; Governance and LTC systems organisation; Local care ecosystems; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; LTC Workforce; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Quality and accreditation for LTC services; Residential LTC services; Survey measures; Technology and LTC; Unmet needs;
Methods Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Comparative policy analysis; Literature reviews and synthesis; Mixed methods; Policy analysis; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Surveys;
Role Research;
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Research interests

Global Ageing and LTC
Unmet health and care needs among older people
Care workforce
Health and social care policy
Health and social care services research
Health and social care workers

Key publications

Danemayer, J., Mitra, S., Holloway, C. & Hussein, S. (2023). Assistive Technology Access in Longitudinal Datasets: A Global Review. International Journal of Population Data Science. 8(1). DOI: 10.23889/ijpds.v8i1.1901

Hussein, S. (2022). The Global Demand for Migrant Care Workers: Drivers and Implications on Migrants’ Wellbeing. Sustainability, 14, 10612.
Saloniki, E.-C.; Turnpenny, A.; Collins, G.; Marchand, C.; Towers, A.-M.; Hussein, S. (2022). Abuse and Wellbeing of Long-Term Care Workers in the COVID-19 Era: Evidence from the UK. Sustainability, 14, 9620.
Sims, S.; Harris, R.; Hussein, S.; Rafferty, A.M.; Desai, A.; Palmer, S.; Brearley, S.; Adams, R.; Rees, L.; Fitzpatrick, J.M. (2022) Social Distancing and Isolation Strategies to Prevent and Control the Transmission of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases in Care Homes for Older People: An International Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 3450.
Reed, AC, Murmann, M, Hsu, A, Turnpenny, A, Van Houtven, C, Laberge, M, Low, L-F, Hussein, S, and Allin, S. (2022). Risk Recognition Policies for the Long-Term Care Workforce during the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Country Study. Journal of Long-Term Care, (2022), pp. 22–39. DOI:
Hussein, S. (2022). Employment Inequalities Among British Minority Ethnic Workers in Health and Social Care at the Time of Covid-19: A Rapid Review of the Literature. Social Policy and Society,21(2), 316-330. doi:10.1017/S1474746421000841
Hussein, S., Towers, A-M., Palmer, S., Brookes, N., Silarova, B., Mäkelä, P. (2022). Developing a Scale of Care Work-Related Quality of Life (CWRQoL) for Long-Term Care Workers in England. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(2): 945.
Yazdanpanahi, M. and Hussein, S. (2021) Sustainable Ageing: Supporting Healthy Ageing and Independence Amongst Older Turkish Migrants in the UK. Sustainability, 13, 10387.
Lau Y.S., Malisauskaite, G., Brookes, N., Hussein, S. & Sutton, M. (2021). Complements or substitutes? Associations between volumes of care provided in the community and hospitals. The European Journal of Health Economics. 22, pages 1167–1181. PMID: 34138375  DOI: 10.1007/s10198-021-01329-6
Ismail, M., & Hussein, S. (2021). An Evidence Review of Ageing, Long-Term Care Provision and Funding Mechanisms in Turkey: Using Existing Evidence to Estimate Long-Term Care Cost. Sustainability, 13(11), 6306. doi:10.3390/su13116306
Turnpenny, A. and Hussein, S. (2021) Migrant Home Care Workers in the UK: a Scoping Review of Outcomes and Sustainability and Implications in the Context of Brexit. Journal of International Migration and Integration. DOI: 10.1007/s12134-021-00807-3