Research Interests

Forensic criminology,  criminal psychology, crime and media studies, forensic entomology, art crimes, cultural policies, art market studies (Global South and East)

Poulomi Bhadra

Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean (International Collaborations) & Assistant Director (CCFS)

M.Sc. Biotechnology (St. Xavier's College, Kolkata); M.Sc. Forensic Science (King's College London, UK), M.Sc. P.G. Dip. Criminology & Criminal Psychology (University of Essex, UK)

Poulomi Bhadra is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), and also a Research Fellow at the Centre for India China Studies (CICS). She founded the Centre for Criminology and Forensic Studies (CCFS) at JIBS in January 2020, in recognition of a need to incorporate scientific and legal education. Prior to joining JGU, she has worked with the Natural History Museum, London and the London Metropolitan Police on research in forensic entomology. She is presently a member of the South Asian Society of Victimology and Criminology, the International Society of Criminology and an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, UK.

Research Experience

Her research interests are built on a multidimensional, interdisciplinary profile that is predominantly focused on the intersection of forensics, law and criminology as well as cultural policies, art crimes and art laws. She is part of the International Advisory Board of the Criminology and Criminal Law Review Journal, International Society for Projects in Education and Research. She was also a member of the JGLS  Doctoral Research Advisory Committee (2019-2021) and is currently serving as a Mentor & Expert in Criminology for Challenges Abroad programme (UK and Australia), where she mentors international students and supervises short-term funded projects in India (2021-). Her scholarly publications are aimed to further the scientific understanding between forensics, crime and law, and to research lacunas in government programs and policies, as well as operational dynamics within the criminal justice system.

Teaching Experience

During her undergraduate teaching experience at JGU, she has taught several elective courses on Forensic Science, Advanced Forensic Science, Blood Antiquities and Archaeopolitics, Cultural Policies and the Art Market, Crime and Media Studies (Scene to Screen),  which have received students from various schools at JGU. She has also initiated short study courses (summer/winter schools) for undergraduate students and school seniors, and led training programs for career professionals.


Journal Publications

    1. Bhadra, P., Aggarwal, K. (2022). Judicial Gatekeeping of Scientific Evidence and Experts in Criminal Adjudications. Delhi Law Review, Vol 36.
    2. Bhadra P., Hall M. J., Hart A.J. (2014) Factors affecting accessibility to blowflies of bodies disposed in suitcases. Forensic Science International, Vol 239, 62-72

    3. Ray S., Datta R., Bhadra P., Chaudhuri B., Mitra A. K. (2012) Bacillus aryabhattai found in the Indian subcontinent. Bioscience Discovery 3(1), 138-145


  1. Sahni S. P., Bhadra P. (2021) Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond. (In press) Springer Publications, Singapore

  2. Sahni S.,  Bhadra P. (2020) Refugee Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice. New Delhi, India, Har-Anand Publications

  3. Sahni S., Bhadra P. (2019) Crime and Criminal Law Perspectives on Global Migration. New Delhi, India, Har-Anand Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Bhadra P. (2021). Are Evidences Impartial? Cognitive Biases in Forensic Analysis in (Eds. S. P. Sahni, P. Bhadra) Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond. (Springer Singapore)

  2. Bhadra P., Nair V. V. (2021). Investigative Psychology through a Forensic Victimology Perspective in (Eds. S. P. Sahni, P. Bhadra) Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond. (Springer Singapore)

  3. Bhadra P., Sahni S. P. (2020) Status of Asylum Seekers in the Criminal Justice System: Case Study from India in Refugee Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice. Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi, India

  4. Nair V.V., Bhadra P., Sahni S. P. (2019). Status of Migrants, Refugees and Criminal Law in India in Crime and Criminal Law Perspectives on Global Migration. Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi, India