Agroni is committed to providing tailored social research based on the individual qualities of its highly professional staff, from the fieldwork team to the research directors. Our clients can be assured that the research, including the production of the final report, will be carried out to the highest possible standards.
Nooruddin Ahmed BA, MMRS
Noor has been the Managing Director of Agroni since July 2000.
He has also worked for the Centre for Social and Evaluation Research at the London Metropolitan University (formerly London Guildhall University) as a researcher. Whilst working for the university he researched and organised a conference on recruitment of nurses from the Bengali community. In 1989, he undertook a specific project for the Local Economy Policy Unit at South Bank University as a Field Manager for the Spitalfields Skills Survey. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as a freelance research associate for the Public Policy Research Unit at Queen Mary, University of London.
Noor has also been involved for many years with the local BAME communities in Tower Hamlets, Camden and Westminster, including working at the Central London Law Centre, where he campaigned for better awareness of employment rights within the catering industry. He has held a number of honorary positions within the voluntary and public sector, including non-executive Director of Barts and the London NHS Trust (1998 – 2001) and Chair of Tower Hamlets Association of Racial Equality (predecessor of Tower Hamlets Council for Racial Equality) between 1987 and 1989. Noor was an elected member of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets from 1990-94. From 1991 to 1994 he was chair of the Equalities and Personnel Committee. Noor is co-author of ‘’Bridging the Gap: The London Olympics 2012 and South Asian-owned Businesses in Brick Lane and Green Street’’ published by the Young Foundation in 2006.
Dr Sean Carey
Dr Sean Carey PhD studied social science as both an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has lectured at Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic and was a Research Associate at Royal Holloway College, London University investigating street life and ethnicity in a number of north London boroughs. He has written extensively on several Hindu sectarian movements in the UK as well as the Bangladeshi community in East London including ‘‘Curry Capital: The Restaurant Sector in London’s Brick Lane’’ published by the Institute of Community Studies in 2004. He is also co-author of ‘’Bridging the Gap: The London Olympics 2012 and South Asian-owned Businesses in Brick Lane and Green Street’’ published by the Young Foundation in 2006.
Sean has also written numerous articles for New Society and on political and social developments in Mauritius for New Internationalist, Africa Journal, Africa Now and New African magazines. He is a Fellow of the Young Foundation, one of the UK’s leading think-tanks.
Dr Kapil Ahmed
Dr Kapil Ahmed studied MSc (statistics) at Chittagong University, Bangladesh and for a PhD (Population studies, demography) at Mumbai University, India. Kapil joined Agroni as a Senior Research Associate in January 2005. Prior to joining Agroni, he worked as a professional researcher specialising in statistics and demography. He worked for several national and international organisations in Bangladesh at senior level. Between 2001 and 2003, he held the post of senior project manager at ICDDR- Bangladesh (Centre for Health and Population Research). He was responsible for one of the largest longitudinal health and demographic surveillance programmes ever undertaken in the country.
Kapil’s work has been published in several international journals. For example, in 2005 the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Health published an article on “Risk of adolescent abortion in rural Bangladesh” and in 2001, the Asia-Pacific Journal published his article on “Consequence of Abortion in Bangladesh’’.
Nadira Huda, BA, M.Sc.
Nadira Huda graduated in 1983 from the Polytechnic of North with a BA (Hons) degree in History and Politics. She completed her Certification of Qualification in Social Work as well as a MSc in Social Work in 1988 from the Royal Holloway and Bedford New Colleges, University of London. Upon the completion of her study Nadira started her professional career as a social worker in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. Since 1988 Nadira has held several senior posts within social services directorate in Tower Hamlets including Service Manager for Children with Disabilities.
Since April 2008 Nadira has been working as a research associate for Agroni. Nadira has undertaken a number research projects on behalf of Agroni including a study of the Islamic theological tradition and identifying the needs of the Muslim community in Bethnal Green North, Tower Hamlets.