Jameela read English at London University, Law at Edinburgh University, taught English in comprehensive schools for twenty years, and has published articles on FGM, DSD and translated legal/medical documents. As a writer, Jameela's poems are anthologised in Thali Katori, and as a  translator she has a specific interest in Scottish Literature, Urdu and minority languages, and contributes to reviews published in ‘Bottle Imp’ and Gitanjali and Beyond.