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Mohamed Ismail

Affiliate Research Fellow;

Mohamed joined the institute in 2020 to work on research related to ageing dynamics and estimating the cost of care, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He is trained in engineering (MEng – Cairo University), computer science (MSc – Cairo University) and mathematical finance (MSc - CASS Business School). Mohamed started his career working as a quantitative analyst for leading global financial organisations, such as Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Mizuho and Credit Suisse, before he began to shift his focus onto quantitative social research. Since 2009, he has worked as an independent researcher in the field of social sciences with a particular drive to make use of different statistical and mathematical modelling techniques for the analysis of large data sets in this field. He has worked with universities in the UK, Europe, Australia and the Middle East; publishing a number of peer-reviewed articles. He has also been invited to give talks and presentations at several leading universities and organisations. His research covered topics such as migration, population ageing and safeguarding. Mohamed will be working primarily with Dr George Leeson. 

Recent professional commitments:

  • Independent scientific advisor to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for the National Evaluation of Medical Care Models of the Homeless, 2015-current.
  • Guest Lecturer, Future Social Service Institute, RMIT University, Australia, 2017.
  • Visiting Fellow in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Science and Engineering Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 2016.
  • Guest Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, 2016.
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Bergen University, Norway, 2014.



  • Aspinal, F., Stevens, M., Manthorpe, J., Woolham, J., Samsi, K., Baxter, K., Hussein, S. and Ismail, M. (on-line, 2019) Safeguarding and personal budgets: the experiences of adults at risk. Journal of Adult Protection. doi:
  • Ismail, M. and Hussein, S. (2018) Long-Term Care Policies in the Gulf Region: A Case Study of Oman. Journal of Aging and Social Policy. Doi: 10.1080/08959420.2018.148539
  • Stevens, M., Woolham, J., Manthorpe, J., Aspinal, F., Hussein, S., Baxter, K., Samsi, K., Ismail, M. (2018) ‘Implementing safeguarding and personalisation in social work: findings from practice’, Journal of Social Work. 18(1): 3-22.
  • 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.
  • Ismail, M., Hussein, S., Stevens, M. Woolham, J, Manthorpe, J., Baxter, K., Samsi, K. and Aspinal, F. (2017) Do personal budgets increase the risk of abuse? Evidence from English national data. Journal of Social Policy. 46, 2, 291–311.
  • Hussein, S. and Ismail, M. (2017) Ageing and Elderly Care in the Arab Region: Policy Challenges and Opportunities. Ageing International. 42(3): 274-289.
  • Hussein, S., Ismail, M. and Manthorpe, J. (2016) Changes in turnover and vacancy rates of care workers in England from 2008 to 2010: Panel analysis of national workforce data. Health & Social Care in the Community. 24(5): 547-556.
  • Hussein, S., Ismail, M. and Manthorpe, J. (2016) Male workers in the female-dominated long-term care sector: evidence from England. Journal of Gender Studies. 25(1): 35-49.
  • Manthorpe, J., Stevens, M., Samsi, K., Aspinal, F., Woolham, J., Hussein, S., Ismail, M., Baxter, K. (2015) Did anyone notice the transformation of adult social care? An analysis of Safeguarding Adult Board Annual Reports. Journal of Adult Protection, 17(1): 19-30.
  • Hussein, S., Manthorpe, J. and Ismail, M. (2014) Ethnicity at work: the case of British minority workers in the long-term care sector.Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. 33 (2): 177-192.