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Mohamed Ismail

Affiliate Research Fellow;

Mohamed Ismail is a multidisciplinary researcher specialising in ageing and long-term care. With a diverse research and industry background and degrees in engineering (MEng), computer science (MSc) and mathematical finance (MSc), Mohamed brings a holistic and innovative perspective to the study of ageing. His approach combines insights from various fields to study the complex challenges and opportunities of the ageing population. He is passionate about exploring the multiple aspects impacting the experience of ageing at the individual and system levels. He started his career 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 established an independent research company, Analytical Research Ltd, focusing on harnessing 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 given keynote talks and presentations at several leading universities and organisations. His research interests include social connections, 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. (2023). The Effect of Social Contacts on the Uptake of Health Innovations among Older Ethnic Minorities in the UK: A Mixed Methods Study. Sustainability, 15(14):10839.

Hussein, S. & Ismail., M. (2023). Ageing Demographics in the Middle East and North Africa: Policy Opportunities and Challenges. A report to the World Bank, Head Quarters: Washington D.C. Published by MENARAH Network.

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 CostSustainability, 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 riskJournal 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 OmanJournal 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 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 NorwayEuropean 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 dataJournal of Social Policy. 46(2): 291-311.

Hussein, S. & Ismail, M. (2017). Ageing and Elderly Care in the Arab Region: Policy Challenges and OpportunitiesAgeing 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 dataHealth & 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 ReportsJournal 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.

Ismail, M. (1994). Understanding clinical narrative text, natural language processing. Paper proceeding the Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, 29th Annual Conference, Cairo.

Ismail, M. (1993). Expert system for diagnosing the effect of earthquakes on buildings. Paper proceedings of Al-Azhar Engineering 3rd International Conference (AEIC), Cairo.