Fatima Husain was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She left at the age of six and moved from country to country, eventually arriving in the UK around 20 years ago – a long time for her, and breaking a previous record of eight years in the USA. She is a single parent with a daughter, a 20 year old undergraduate studying Physics, and a son, 17, who is supposed to be revising for his A levels. After over 20 years in social research, Fatima is now the interim head of the children and families team at The National Centre for Social Research.
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