Dr. Hussain has a BA (Hons) in Public Administration and Management and a PhD in Politics and Management. She specializes in teaching, research and consultancy in the area of management with specific focus on equality and diversity in communities, organizations and societies. She has published widely and her research has been used by the MoD and Scottish Government to shape policy and practice being referred to in Parliament and the media. Currently she is working as an Associate Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, School of Management and Languages in Edinburgh