Seif is the project manager for the IHR's Layers of London digital mapping project. Layers of London brings together a significant collection of historic maps and other London-related resources for the first time, and works with community groups, schools and the public to encourage their contribution of information about different facets of London's people and places.
Before joining the Institute, Seif was the Magna Carta Programme Manager at Salisbury Cathedral (2014-16) and the coordinator of Durham World Heritage Site (2008-14). Prior to that, he worked for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Historic Cities Programme on urban conservation and heritage management (1997-2008), and for Ahmad Hamid Architects (1995-1997), both in Cairo. He has a Masters degree in city design and social science from the London School of Economics, and a degree in the history of art and architecture from the American University in Cairo.