Research Interests

Forensic law, forensic psychology, critical criminology, humanitarian forensics, forensics in human rights adjudication, forensic entomology, criminalistics, art crimes, trace fingerprints, cultural policies, global south art market studies

Prof. Poulomi Bhadra

Assistant Professor & Assistant Director, CCFS

M.Sc. Biotechnology (St. Xavier's College, Kolkata); M.Sc. Forensic Science (King's College London, UK), M.Sc. 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

At JGU, she has led several interdisciplinary research projects that have resulted in international, peer review journal and book publications. She is also part of the International Advisory Board of the Criminology and Criminal Law Review Journal, International Society for Projects in Education and Research and Editor at the International Journal of Emerging Trends in Behavioural Sciences. She was also a member of the JGLS  Doctoral Research Advisory Committee (2019-2021). She is currently working on a book in translating the applications of forensic sciences for the legal profession. 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 hopes to apply her scientific understanding to research lacuna in government programs and policies, as well as operational dynamics, relevant to forensics and its involvement in the criminal justice system.

Teaching Experience

During her undergraduate teaching experience at JGU, she has taught several elective courses on Forensic Sciences, Advanced Forensic Sciences, Blood Antiquities and Archaeopolitics, Cultural Policies and the Art Market that are cross-registered across the various schools at JGU. She has also initiated short study courses (summer/winter schools) for both JGU and non-JGU students and training programs for career professionals. She was also the co-convener of the module on Business and Politics of the Art World, along with Dr. Amy F. W. Corcoran, at the Queen Mary University London Summer School 2020. 


Journal Publications

    1. 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

    2. 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