Shireen joined Birmingham Business School in January 2017. She was previously at the School of Management at the University of Leicester and the University of Basel in Switzerland. She had worked for seven years as a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. She obtained a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, an MSc in Development Economics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics. Prior to working in academia, Shireen had a career in international finance.