Mubarak is a distinguished researcher at Health and Social Care, Sheffield Hallam University. Mubarak's' research interests are in the fields of public and population health. His research include health inequalities, ethnicity, social exclusion and exploration into barriers to health specifically those which are experienced by most excluded and 'hard-to-reach' groups, and strategies to recruit and engage socially excluded groups in health research. Mubarak's research focuses on migrant and ethnic minority populations using participatory models of research. He particularly focuses on intervention projects aimed at increasing knowledge and addressing factors associated with health inequalities and improving the quality of life for most disadvantaged populations, social exclusion and equity in health care, awareness and perception of health and illness, the management of long-term conditions, health promotion and educations among people with low literacy levels.
Mubarak is a distinguished researcher at Health and Social Care, Sheffield Hallam University. Mubarak's' research interests are in the fields of public and population health. His research includes health inequalities, ethnicity, social exclusion and exploration into barriers to health specifically those which are experienced by most excluded and 'hard-to-reach' groups, and strategies to recruit and engage socially excluded groups in health research. Mubarak's research focuses on migrant and ethnic minority populations using participatory models of research.
He particularly focuses on social exclusion and equity in health care, awareness and perception of health and illness, the management of long-term conditions, the cultural competence of health care services and health promotion and educations among people with low literacy levels. Besides research in health and social care, has extensive experience in working with voluntary sector (19 years), working with people from all walks of life, particularly migrants populations and people from ethnic minority communities Beside that Mubarak was a member of NICE Public Health Guidance Program Development Group (PDG) on Tuberculosis- Hard to Reach Groups (PH37) . Mubarak was board member of several voluntary sector organisations including Sheffield link (now health watch Sheffield) and was of the founders of Sheffield BME Network. Mubarak has extensive experience in working with diverse populations has served on numerous advisory committees. Recent example is Partnering Progress Committee for Prostate Cancer UK: African and Afro-Caribbean men. Mubarak has been a grant reviewer for NIHR RfBP since 2011
Specialist areas of interest
Qualitative research methods, Participatory research, PPI and Hard to reach groups, minority populations and migrant communities.
Health And Wellbeing
Assessing the Economic and Social Cost of Parkinson's on Patients, Carers and their Families.
Increasing the uptake of primary and community long term conditions services in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Nottingham - an exploratory research study (2015) Jess Bamonte, Nadia Bashir, Punita Chowbey , Chris Dayson Tony Gore, Mubarak Ismail, Lindsey McCarthy
Gumber A, Ismail M, Rauf A: Assessing, Developing and Piloting Information Support Tools to Increase Knowledge, Satisfaction and Awareness of Cancer, Screening and Treatment among the Muslim Communities(2013/14)
Ismail M, Ismail H: An exploration of factors (among BME communities) associated with non-attendance at outpatient appointment (2013/14)
Gerrish K., Naisby A. & Ismail M. (2013) Knowledge of TB within the Somali community. Nursing Times; 109: 20, 22-23
An Evaluation of The Home Office Funded CHOICES Programme Delivered by COMPASS. Lesley Gornall, Jane Foggin, Mubarak Ismail, Geraint Owen(2012)
Gerrish K.,Ismail M., Naisby A (2010). Tackling TB together: a community participatory study of the socio-cultural factors influencing an understanding of TB within the Somali community in Sheffield. Funded by Sheffield Health and Social Care Research consortium.
Leonardo da Vinci: Decipher Project: Developing an Evidence-Based Approach to City Level Public Health Planning & Investment in Europe (2010). Online at: http://decipherproject.com/project/
Tod A., Clare de Normanville., McClimens A.,Ismail M (2009). Evaluating the Engagement of Seldom Heard Groups in Commissioning Health Services. Funded by Sheffield NHS. PI Angela Tod. Funded by NHS Sheffield. http://www.sheffield.nhs.uk/getinvolved/resources/nhsevaluation.pdf
NHS Sheffield, Cancer Research UK (NAEDI), Sheffield CCG, Nottingham CCG, Parkinson UK, the Home office, Leonardo da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation, and the European Commission and Sheffield care trust.
Pollard, N., Kantartzis, S., Ismail, M., Fransen-Jaïbi, H., & Viana-Moldes, I. (2018). The occupation of accessing healthcare and processes of (dis)citizenship in UK Somali migrants: Sheffield case study. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin. http://doi.org/10.1080/14473828.2018.1434989
Khatab, K., Inthavong, R., Whitfield, M., Collins, K., Ismail, M., & Raheem, M. (2020). The Impact of Risk Factors Reduction Scenarios on Hospital Admissions, Disability-Adjusted Life Years and the Hospitalisation Cost of Cardiovascular Disease in Thailand. Preprints. http://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202001.0162.v1
Khatab, K., Raheem, M.A., Sartorius, B., & Ismail, M. (2019). Prevalence and risk factors for child labour and violence against children in Egypt using Bayesian geospatial modelling with multiple imputation. PLOS ONE, 14 (5), e0212715. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212715
Nurdin, S.U., Ismail, M., Indriani, Y., & Zuraida, R. (2019). Nutrition, fruits and vegetable intake and lipid profile of obese and non-obese schoolchildren in Bandar Lampung Indonesia: a cross-sectional study. Open Access Library Journal, 6. http://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1105371
IInthawong, R., Khatab, K., Whitfield, M., Collins, K., Raheem, M., & Ismail, M. (2019). Health care and hospitalisation costs of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Thailand. Open Access Library Journal, 6 (3), e5320. http://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1105320
Fowler-Davis, S., Silvester, A., Barnett, D., Farndon, L., & Ismail, M. (2019). Hearing the voices of older adult patients: processes and findings to inform health services research. Research involvement and engagement, 5 (11). http://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-019-0143-5
Khatab, K., Inthawong, R., Whitfield, M., Collins, K., Raheem, M., & Ismail, M. (2019). Risk factors associated with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Thailand from the 4th National Health Examination Survey 2008-2009. Biostatistics and Epidemiology International Journal. http://ologyjournals.com/beij/
Khatab, K., Inthawong, R., Whitfield, M., Collins, K., Raheem, M.A., & Ismail, M. (2019). Application of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment equations to the Thai population. Biostatistics and Epidemiology International Journal. http://ologyjournals.com/beij/
Mcclimens, A., Kelly, S., Ismail, M., & Breckon, J. (2017). Evaluation of a new mental health liaison team in a general hospital. Part 2: exploring the themes and their effect on practice. Emergency Nurse, 25 (8), 23-26. http://doi.org/10.7748/en.2017.e1747
Mcclimens, A., Kelly, S., Ismail, M., & Breckon, J. (2017). Evaluation of a new mental health liaison team in a general hospital. Part 1: background and literature review. Emergency Nurse, 25 (7), 31-34. http://doi.org/10.7748/en.2017.e1746
Kelly, S., & Ismail, M. (2015). Stress and type 2 diabetes: a review of how stress contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. Annual Review of Public Health, 36, 441-462. http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031914-122921
Ismail, M., Gerrish, K., Naisby, A., Salway, S., & Chowbey, P. (2014). Engaging minorities in researching sensitive health topics by using a participatory approach. Nurse researcher, 22 (2), 44-48. http://doi.org/10.7748/nr.22.2.44.e1268
Kelly, S., & Ismail, M. (2014). Is exposure to chronic stressors a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes? The European Journal of Public Health, 24 (supl 2), 137. http://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku162.068
Kate, G., Naisby, A., & Ismail, M. (2013). Experiences of the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis: a focused ethnography of Somali patients and healthcare professionals in the UK. Journal of advanced nursing, 69 (10), 2285-2294. http://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12112
Chowbey, P., Salway, S., & Ismail, M. (2012). Influences on diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders among minority ethnic people in the UK. Journal of Public Mental Health, 11 (2), 54-64. http://doi.org/10.1108/17465721211236363
Gerrish, K., Naisby, A., & Ismail, M. (2012). The meaning and consequences of tuberculosis among Somali people in the United Kingdom. Journal of advanced nursing, 68 (12), 2654-2663. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05964.x
Machaczek, K., Whitfield, M., & Ismail, M. (2010). Patient relationship. In Windak, A., Tomasik, T., & Domagala, A. (Eds.) Guidebook for teachers of family medicine on health promotion and disease prevention. (pp. 56-59). Krakow: Zdrowie i Zarządzanie: http://www.gapproject.klrwp.pl/products_g.html
Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Mccarthy, L., Ismail, M., & Chowbey, P. (2016). Making the most of primary and community services : what works for BAME people with long-term conditions? Sheffield Hallam University.
Breckon, J., Kelly, S., Mcclimens, A., Ismail, M., & Burley, K. (2016). Adult Mental Health Hospital Liaison Service Evaluation. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University.
Gornall, L., Foggin, J., Ismail, M., & Owen, G. (2013). An evaluation of The Home Office funded CHOICES Programme delivered by COMPASS. Sheffield Hallam University.
Gerrish, K., Ismail, M., & Naisby, A. (2010). Tackling TB together : a community participatory study ofthe socio-cultural factors influencing an understanding ofTB within the Somali community in Sheffield. Sheffield Hallam University.
Tod, A., De Normanville, C., Mcclimens, A., & Ismail, M. (2009). Evaluating the engagement of seldom heard groups in commissioning health services. SHU. http://www.academia.edu/5787199/Evaluating_the_Engagement_of_Seldom_Heard_Groups_in_Commissioning_Health_Services
Gumber, A., Ramaswamy, B., Ibbotson, R., Ismail, M., Thongchundee, O., Harrop, D., ... Rauf, A. (n.d.). Economic, Social and Financial Cost of Parkinson's on Individuals, Carers and their Families in the UK. Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/specialisms/centre-for-health-and-social-care-research/reports/economic-social-and-financial-cost-of-parkinsons-on-individuals-carers-and-their-families
Member of Partnering Progress Committee for Prostate Cancer UK
Grant reviewer for NIHR RFPB program grant
Thousands of people affected by Parkinson’s are struggling with financial losses of more than £16,000 every year, according to new research published today by Sheffield Hallam University and charity Parkinson’s UK.
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