Yousef is a research affiliate with the Rees Centre, advising UK local authorities on strategic planning, financial management, and data systems management for enhanced delivery of child and youth services, and with TalkTogether, a UKRI GCRF-funded research programme on child development in the Global South.

Yousef completed their DPhil in Education at Oxford, where they wrote on the educational resilience of unaccompanied and separated children (UASCs) by investigating the educational trajectories, outcomes, and experiences of UASCs in Jordan and Greece. Yousef was supervised by Professor Leon Feinstein and Professor Sonali Nag at the Department of Education.

Prior to their doctoral studies, Yousef worked in research, policy, and data analytics for various NGOs, governments, and United Nations agencies internationally. Yousef also holds a Master of Education from Harvard University, a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the American University of Sharjah.

  • Hunt, L., Aleghfeli, Y. K., McIntyre, J., & Stone, C. (2023). Refugees’ gendered experiences of education in Europe since 2015: A scoping review. Review of Education, 11(3), e3441.
  • Aleghfeli, Y. K. (2023). Examining socio-ecological factors contributing to the promotion and protection of education for unaccompanied and separated children in Jordan. Children and Youth Services Review, 107182.
  • Aleghfeli, Y. K., & Hunt, L. (2022). Education of unaccompanied refugee minors in high-income countries: Risk and resilience factors. Educational Research Review, 100433.
  • Feinstein, L., Aleghfeli, Y. K., Buckley, C., Gilhooly, R., & Kohli, R. K. (2021). Conceptualising and measuring levels of risk by immigration status for children in the UK. Contemporary Social Science, 16(5), 538-555.
  • Aleghfeli, Y. K. (2021). Conceptualizing educational resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning, 10(1).