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About

Our team

 

Tahseen

Prof. Tahseen Jafry
Director

Professor Jafry has pioneered The Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University. With an initial partnership with the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice she has developed a sound academic base for climate justice research and learning/teaching. Professor Jafry is qualified as both an engineer and a social scientist and has accumulated extensive research and development experience over 20 years. Her work has spanned 14 countries in the Global South covering Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Small Island States.  She is an experienced lecturer at both the postgraduate and undergraduate courses on environmental management, sustainability and climate justice and supervises theses to doctorate level. Tahseen's current research interests include the justice and equity aspects of climate change, gender and poverty targeting, the management of natural resources, the geo-political nature of climate justice and the psycho-social impacts of climate change.‌


Charlie

‌Dr. Charles Russell
Programme Leader - MSc Climate Justice

Charles in the Programme Leader for the MSc in Climate Justice.  He has extensive experience in the measurement, reporting and management of greenhouse gases inventories and policies, strategies and technology and behaviour change based solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Working initially within the University’s Caledonian Environment Centre, since 2006, he has worked with his colleagues to establish carbon management provides in commercial and research projects.  Charles has a PhD in environmental microbiology from the University of Aberdeen and work in agriculture based research at Massey University in New Zealand before moving to New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment where he pioneered good practice in inventory reporting and research, including working with the UNFCCC on the negotiation and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in New Zealand and supporting the UNFCCC in greenhouse gas inventory review process.  Charles represented New Zealand on Greenhouse Gas inventory and good practice development as well as Developing Country issues as part of the UNFCCC negotiations and has supervised several MSc students through Climate Change and Climate Justice related research projects.  Charles currently has a number of PhD students working across a range of environmental issues, including Climate Justice. 


Michael

Dr. Michael Mikulewicz 
Researcher

Michael is a Researcher at the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University. As a critical social scientist interested in the concepts of climate justice, adaptation to climate change, and vulnerability, his research is firmly embedded within critical social theory (post-politics, neo-Marxism, feminism, postcolonial theory, and queer studies). Michael obtained his PhD in Human Geography from the University of Manchester, with his thesis investigating the post-politics of adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. Before that, he received an MA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and an MSc in Environmental Studies from California State University, Fullerton. He also worked as a Project Associate for the Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego, California.