Professor, Director, The Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University
Professor Jafry is qualified as both an engineer and a social scientist. She has accumulated extensive research and development experience on gender, poverty targeting, social justice and sustainable development over 25 years. She has worked in some of the poorest and most challenging environments during her career covering 16 countries in the global south (Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Small Island States) as an experienced manager and co-ordinator of multi-country and multidisciplinary complex consortia for international donors. Tahseen is an experienced lecturer at both the postgraduate and undergraduate courses on environmental management, sustainability and climate justice and supervises thesis to doctorate level. She established The Centre for Climate Justice in 2015 at Glasgow Caledonian University and has been the Director since it came into fruition. In 2019 she Chaired the first Elsevier World Forum on Climate Justice. Tahseen's current interests include the justice and equity aspects of climate change, gender sensitive development, the management of natural resources and the geo-political nature of climate justice discourse. She was recently appointed as a Board member of the Hope Foundation at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She recently completed a Mapping Report to underpin the Scottish Government's Arctic Policy Framework. Arctic Connections: Scotland’s Arctic Policy Framework.