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Mohamed Ismail

Affiliate Research Fellow;

Mohamed Ismail is a social scientist formally trained in engineering and computer science, with vast experience of applied quantitative research. His recent work focuses on ageing dynamics and estimating the cost of care in the UK and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Following formal training in engineering, computer science and mathematical finance, he started his career working as a quantitative analyst for leading global financial organisations, such as Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Mizuho and Credit Suisse, before shifting his focus onto quantitative social research. In 2009, he set up an independent research company, Analytical Research Ltd, which has a focus of utilising statistical and mathematical modelling techniques in social science. Mohamed has collaborated with universities in the UK, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, leading research projects and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. He has been invited to give keynote talks and presentations at several leading universities and organisations. His research interests include migration, population ageing and social policy.

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, 2015-2020.
  • 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.



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

Aspinal, F., Stevens, M., Manthorpe, J., Woolham, J., Samsi, K., Baxter, K., Hussein, S. and Ismail, M. (2019). Safeguarding and personal budgets: the experiences of adults at risk. Journal of Adult Protection. 21(3): 157-168.

Ismail, M. and Hussein, S. (2019). Long-Term Care Policies in the Gulf Region: A Case Study of Oman. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 31(4): 338-357.

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 practiceJournal 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. & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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.