Tseen is a Lecturer in the Research Education and Development team, Graduate Research School, La Trobe University. Previously, she worked as a Senior Advisor (Research Grant Development) at RMIT University.
Tseen has been a Monash University Research Fellow (2004-2009) and University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2004). She has written on research funding issues, early career researcher experiences, alternative academic streams, and racial diversity issues in Australia.
She was a Chief investigator on an ARC Discovery project with Professor Jacqueline Lo and Dr Dean Chan (2008-2010): "Being Asian in Australia and the United States".
Tseen was the founding convenor of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN; 2006-2017), and a founding editorial advisor for the Asian Australian arts and culture magazine, Peril.
With Jonathan O'Donnell, Tseen created and runs the research development and research culture blog, The Research Whisperer.