Professor Jafry founded the Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University and currently serves as its Director. Her primary research interests are the social justice and equity aspects of climate change, poverty targeting and the geo-political nature of climate justice. Tahseen is a qualified engineer and social scientist with 30 years of research and development experience. She lectures in environmental management, sustainability and climate justice and supervises Masters and doctoral thesis.
Tahseen's research projects covers a range of topics including climate migration and conflict, gender and climate finance, water access and human rights, renewable energy transitions, health, wellbeing & adaptation to climate change. She is currently focussing on climate just transformations and pushing debate and discussion on just transitions locally and globally. Her work is supported by a team of researchers and academic staff, both within Glasgow Caledonian University and external partners institutions. She has worked extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Small Island States.
Professor Jafry was co-opted onto the SSAC to primarily assist with climate change adaptation.