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Associate Professor in Forensic Science, Anglia Ruskin University

Lata’s research interests and expertise lie in the chromatographic and mass spectrometric analysis of drugs of abuse and pharmaceutical compounds from different sample types (blood, urine, hair). She is also researching on analysis of seized street drugs, spiked drinks, food supplements and herbal medicines/ products. Lately, her research activities have focused on drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) investigation and increased awareness and recognition of such cases.


  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 2019–2020
    Principal Lecturer , Anglia Ruskin University
  • 2011–2019
    Senior Lecturer , Anglia Ruskin University


  • 2007 
    Anglia Ruskin University , Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 1998 
    Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal, Masters of Science (Botany)
  • 1996 
    Tri Chandra College, TU, Nepal, Bachelors of Science (Microbiology)

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK, 2015 onwards
  • Life-time member, Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN), 2011 onwards
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), 2018 onwards
  • Member, The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT), 2004 onwards