Sherife Hasan, Senior Programme Director


Sherife is an experienced and highly skilled programme director for CIE with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in systems improvement and innovation. She has an extensive history of working on health and social care issues, including drugs and alcohol, health, veterans, offenders and young people at a national, regional and local level.


​Sherife has worked in Government for over 10 years, in both the Home Office and the Department of Health’s (DH) Substance Misuse Policy Teams and within DH’s Offender Health Team, where she led the national drug system change pilot scheme. Sherife also acted as the lead project team member for the independent Prison Drug Treatment Strategy Review Group led by Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE.


Sherife has worked at a regional level for the Greater London Authority (GLA), within the Health Inequalities Team, and at a local level most recently with the University of East London and the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. As part of her work in Leicester Sherife managed the highly successful leadership for inclusion programme, IncLeaD which involved development for Board Directors and senior and emerging leaders across four NHS Trusts and a local authority.


Prior to working in Government and the GLA, Sherife worked as a social worker for six years with children and young people, including young offenders. She worked within the drug and alcohol treatment sector for 10 years and managed a range of frontline services including residential services, inpatient detoxification services, day care provision and services for women and children.


As a Substance Misuse advisor with the Health Advisory Service, Sherife also worked with Drug Action Team partnerships across England on developing effective drug treatment commissioning practice and standards.


Sherife has extensive experience of undertaking population based health and social care needs assessments across the criminal justice system, including prisons, police custody suites and the immigration removal centre system. Sherife has also led work supporting NHS England in developing the national specification for Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and undertaking needs assessments for improving the delivery and responsiveness of these services.