Name: Dr. Shaheen Begum
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Environmental Sciences
Qualification: PhD. (Environmental Sciences)
University of York, UK.
M.Phil. (Environmental Geology)
University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
M.Sc. (Environmental Sciences)
University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
Phone: +92-51-9292900 (162)
Status: On Job
Dr. Shaheen Begum

Professional Experience

12/10/2012 - To Date
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Assistant Professor

October 2010-October 2011
Halifax College, University of York, UK
College Welfare tutor

September 2004-September 2012
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

August 2001-September 2004
Ethnobotany Project of World Wide Fund for Nature -Pakistan, Peshawar.
Assistant Coordinator and promoted toTechnical Coordination Officer

June 2000 to August 2000
World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan


  • Cresser, M.S., Begum, S. and Bhatti, A. Causes of losses seasonal trends in nitrate concentration in some UK rivers, IWA Specialist Group on Diffuse Pollution Newsletter, No. 32, 20, February 2011.
  • Begum, S., McClean, C. J., Cresser, M. S. and Breward, N., 2010. Can sediment data be used to predict alkalinity and base cation chemistry of surface waters? Science of the Total Environment 409: 404–411
  • Begum, S., Mian, I. A., Riaz, M., McClean, C. J. and Cresser, M. S. 2011. Controls on Spatial and Temporal Variations in Ammonium and Free-ammonia Concentrations in the River Derwent, N. Yorkshire, UK”. Submitted to Biogeochemistry journal.
  • Begum, S., Shah, M.T. and Khan, S. 2011. Assessment of water quality associated with the mafic and ultramafic rocks in Mingora- Kabal areas, Swat, northern Pakistan. Submitted to Water, air and soil journal.
  • Shah, M.T., Begum, S. and Khan, S. 2009. Pedo and biogeochemical studies of mafic and ultramfic rocks in the Mingora and Kabal areas, Swat, Pakistan”. Environmental Earth Sciences, 60: 1091-1102.
  • Mian, I. A.,  Begum, S., Riaz, M., Ridealgh, M., McClean, C. J. and Cresser, M. S. 2009, Spatial and long-term temporal trends in nitrate concentrations in the River Derwent, North Yorkshire, and its need for NVZ status”. Science of the Total Environment, 408 :702–712.
  • Adnan, S.M., Hamayun, M., Begum, S. and Lee, I., 2007. Studies on ethnomedicinal knowledge, market assessment and conservation status of some socioeconomically important medicinal plants of Roringar Valley, District Swat, Pakistan. J. Phytopharmacotherapy & Natural Products 1: 67-72.
  • Begum, S. and Adnan, S. M., 2006. Role of women in collection, processing and marketing of Medicinal Plants in Roringar Valley, Swat, Pakistan. Proceedings, International Congress of Ethnobotany, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, pp 491-497.
  • Latif, A., Begum, S.,  Adnan, M., Hussian, K. and Waseem, M., 2005.  Challenges faced to Mazri Palm (Nannorhops ritchieana): a case study of Jhandey, District Mardan-Pakistan. Ethnobotanical Leaflets Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  • Shinwari Z. K., Shoukat, M. and Begum, S., 2004. Efforts of Ethnobotany project to address Land tenure and resource ownership in Ayubia National Park. Land Tenure and Resource Ownership, WWF-Pakistan.
  • Latif, A., Ahmad, H., Adnan, S. M., Begum, S. and  Kamran, S., 2004. Medicinal and Other Economic Plants as Substitute to Forest Logging in Miandam and Sulatanr Valley Swat. Proceeding of international workshop on conservation and sustainable uses of medicinal and aromatic plants in Pakistan, WWF-Pakistan.
  • Adnan, S.M., Begum, S., Latif, A., Rabia, A. and Shinwari, Z.K., 2004. Sustainable utilization of medicinal plants through community participation in Roringar Valley, Swat. Proceedings of international workshop on conservation and sustainable uses of medicinal and aromatic plants in Pakistan, WWF-Pakistan.  
  • Jan M. R., Nafees, M., Shah. J., Begum. S. and S. Rehman, 2003. Determination of pesticide content in selected soils and water samples, J. of American Laboratory, 35: 21-22.
  • Begum S., 2002. Healing oils. Quarterly Magazine Natura, WWF-Pakistan.
  • Hamayun M., Khan, M. A. and Begum, S., 2003. Marketing of medicinal plants of Utror-Gabral valleys, Swat, Pakistan. Ethnobotanical Leaflets Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  • Latif A. Shinwari, Z.K. and Begum, S., 2003. Potential and Market Status of Mushrooms as Non-Timber Forest Products in Pakistan. Ethnobotanical Leaflets Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


  • Commonwealth Scholarship for Ph.D in UK, October 2008.
  • Meeting with Her Majesty Queen (Elizabeth II) and the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Phillip) twice at Marlborough House London and Cumberland Royal Chapel, March 2009.
  • Best Teacher Award, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, 2006.
  • 1st and 2nd Position in M.Sc., Previous and Final years, respectively.
  • 1st and 2nd Position in B.Sc., 1st and 2nd year in B.Sc, respectively.
  • 1st Position in F.Sc, in the college and overall 3rd position in Swat Board.
  • Syeda Mubarak Begum merit scholarship in M.Sc.
  • Undergraduate merit scholarship.
  • Merit scholarship in S.S.C. and F.Sc.