Imdad Hussain received Masters in Sociology from Punjab University Lahore in 2000, Masters and PhD in Public Policy from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo in 2005 and 2010.
He has extensively investigated Islamization of education policy in Pakistan. He is experienced in research, training, teaching and advocacy in urban policy, urban housing, education and cultural policies, Islamization of public policy, modernization and development, curriculum analysis, peace and street theaters. He has taught at Department of Psychology, MAO College, Lahore, National Institute of Public Administration, Punjab Institute of Human Resource Development, Pakistan Foundation for the Advancement of Engineering and Technology, Civil Services Academy, Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Lahore, Sialkot and Gujranwala. Imdad Hussain has conducted research on education policy, urban development, Islamization of public policy, political participation of minorities and analysis of development budget for various institutions. Since 2001, Mr Hussain is associated with Punjab Urban Resource Center (PURC) which works to advance pro-poor urban development in Lahore through research, advocacy and networking. At PURC, Mr Hussain has contributed to a number of researches on urban problems and spoke to NGOs, citizens and government officers on low-cost, self-help development approach pioneered by Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan, the founder of Orangi Pilot Project, Karachi.
He is also a member, board of directors, Saiban, an NGO working to provide low-income housing to the urban poor. Mr Hussain joined Center for Public Policy and Governance, Forman Christian College, Lahore as on culture and education policy. Assistant Professor on 1 July 2011. He is teaching following courses: Urban Security and Environment in South Asia; Cities, Youth and Violence; Public Policy Theory and Research; and, Why Public Policies Fail. He is writing on the social exclusion of sanitary workers in Pakistan, curriculum and textbook reforms in Punjab, political participation of marginalized communities, and urban development. He is also writing on the social exclusion of sanitary workers in Pakistan, curriculum and textbook reforms in Punjab, political participation of marginalized communities, and urban development. He is also writing on culture and education policy.