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European Sociological Association: Ageing in Europe

In January 2021, Professor Shereen Hussein gave a keynote speech on global ageing with a focus on the experience of countries in the Middle East and North Africa region as part of the European Sociological Association’s Research Network on Ageing in Europe (RN01) Midterm conference. The conference, held online, is jointly organised by Ageing in Europe research network (RN01) and the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare) focused on Places, Spaces and Cultures of Ageing. 

Professor Hussein highlighted the fast population ageing process occurring in the region and discussed implications on various actors especially older people and their informal carers. She started her keynote by discussing the notion, meaning and measures of ageing and how this ageing is manifested at the individual and population level. She highlighted the importance of the social and health experience of individuals across the life course in relation to the diversity of perspectives and experiences of ageing. She then presented a brief overview of the experience of countries with old and recent experiences of population ageing emphasising cross-learning opportunities from tried and innovative thinking around ageing and long-term care.


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Shereen Husseinis a Health and Social Care Policy professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom.
Shereen Founded the MENARAH Network in 2019, through an initial grant from the Global Challenge Research Fund, UKRI. She is a medical demographer with expertise in ageing, family dynamics, migration and long-term care systems. Shereen regularly collaborates with the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank in policy and research focused on ageing in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
Shereen received her undergraduate degree in statistics and a postgraduate degree in computer science at Cairo University. She completed an MSc in medical demography at the London School of Hygiene and a PhD in quantitative demography and population studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.