Shahreen is a social scientist with a background in geography and public health. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health in International Development from the University of Sheffield.
Prior to joining the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Shahreen has varied local and international NGO experience in monitoring and evaluation in diverse settings – including Tanzania, Uganda and World Vision on maternal health and WASH. At LSTM, Shahreen worked within the COUNTDOWN consortium on implementation research to support the development of more inclusive health systems in Nigeria and Liberia, with a focus on equity and disability inclusion. Using qualitative and participatory research methods, Shahreen has a range of experience in planning, implementing and evaluating the development of community-level inclusion programmes on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Within REDRESS, Shahreen is particularly interested in the links between disability, mental wellbeing and social inclusion. Shahreen is also currently working on her PhD, exploring psychosocial disability in fragile urban settings. Her areas of interest include disability rights, mental health, gender, equity and strengthening health systems.