In August – September 2017, FSSI welcomed International Visiting Fellow Professor Shereen Hussein. A demographer with expertise in statistics and economics, at the time of the visit, Professor Hussein was a Research Professor at King’s College London undertaking research focusing on social service models and workforce dynamics within the context of ageing demographics and long-term care (LTC).
Professor Hussein has led national and international research programmes examining migration and transnational health and care professionals; organizational structure of care services; innovative work practice in delivering care; safeguarding and personalization of care among others.
During her visit Professor Hussein presented a Public Lecture titled “A workforce for the Future. Trends and Challenges in an age of marketization: Lessons from the UK and Europe”. Six further seminars were hosted and a collaborative research consultation around joint future research involving FSSI. These events were well attended and well received by participants. Professor Hussein also drew press interest and appeared on national Radio National and Pro Bono News. She met with Jenny Macklin, then Shadow Minister for Families and Social Service and with Bruce Bonyhady, former Chair of the NDIS Board.
Professor Hussein is now Professor of Care and Health Policy and Evaluation and Associate Director at the University of Kent.
View key presentations here from Dr Hussein’s visit.
- Public lecture – A workforce for the future (30 August)
- Key issues for the Social Services Workforce: Reflecting on the European experience for the Australian context
- Workforce for the Future – Trends and challenges in an age of marketisation: Lessons from the UK and Europe
- Advocacy’s role in ensuring choice, control and safeguarding of service users
- Personal budgets and their impact on users and workers
- Worker engagement, burnout and personal accomplishments among social workers
- The Value of Data for informing policy and practice
- Designing accessible and usable data for researchers (Mohamed Ismail)