Dr Rahul Pathak

Lecturer and Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Biomedical and Forensic Science

Location: Cambridge

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Rahul is the course leader for our MSc Forensic Science and a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

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Rahul.Pathak@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Rahul is a medical doctor who has previously worked in forensic pathology in South East Africa, where he conducted several medico-legal autopsies and exhumations, and also testified as an expert witness in court. Later, he completed postgraduate study in forensic science at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Areas of research supervision

  • Body fluid analysis
  • Blood pattern analysis
  • Forensic DNA analysis
  • Entomotoxicology

Teaching

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BSc (Hons) Forensic Science, BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigative Studies, MSc Forensic Science

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Member of The British Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Indian Association of Medico-legal Experts
  • Affiliate Member International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts
  • International Editorial Board Member of the Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • International Advisory Board Member of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine, official publication of the Society of Forensic Medicine Specialists, Turkey

Selected recent publications

Parker, J. and Pathak, R., 2015. The Effects of Salt Water and Elevation of the Corpse on the Rate of Decomposition and Subsequent Insect Succession. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 9(1), January-June 2015.

Gautam, L., Pathak, R., Danlami, H. and Cole, M.D., 2013. Entomotoxicology: Alternative Matrices for Forensic Toxicology. Forensic Magazine, August 2013.

Raghuraghvendra, S. and Pathak, R., 2012. Investigating the Force Relative to Blood Stain Size and Spatter Pattern. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 6(2), July-December 2012.

Recent presentations and conferences

Ferre, E.P., Pathak, R., Gautam, L. and Cole, M.D., 2014. Digital Metric Analysis of Fingernail Marks. FORREST Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2-4 July 2014.

Parker, J. and Pathak, R., 2014. The Effects of Salt Water and Elevation of the Corpse on the Rate of Decomposition and Subsequent Insect Succession. First Annual Conference on Sustainable Approaches to Investigative Science and Policing, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 13 May 2014.

Ferre, E.P., Pathak, R., Gautam, L. and Cole, M.D., 2014. Digital Metric Analysis of Fingernail Marks. First Annual Conference on Sustainable Approaches to Investigative Science and Policing, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 13 May 2014.

Lazarova, E., Klibanecz, S., Emmett, T. and Pathak, R., 2013. Cocaine Impregnated Clothing: Methods of Detection. Forensic Science Society Conference, Teesside University, 7 December 2013. 

Ivanova,V. and Pathak, R., 2013. Digital Analysis of Fingernail Imprints. Forensic Science Society Conference, Teesside University, 7 December 2013. 

Jeffir, M., Pathak, R. and Winckles, A., 2013. Introduction of Live Capture Techniques for Crime Scene Investigators. Forensic Science Society Student Conference, Teesside University, 7 December 2013. 

Yakubu,D. and Pathak, R., 2013. Non-explosive Weapons of War: Biological Agents. FORREST Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, June 2013.

Ivanova,V. and Pathak, R., 2013. Digital Analysis of Fingernail Imprints. Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2013. 

Jeffries,A., Milic, K.A. and Pathak,R., 2012. Gunshot Trauma to the Mandible: Microscopic and Macroscopic Effects of the Bullet Passing Through a Material of Varied Dimension. Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, Tasmania, August 2012.

Akmoutsou, P., Pathak, R. and Gautam, L., 2012. Forensic Entomotoxicology: Effect of Paracetamol on the Growth Rate of Calliphora Vomitoria and its Detection using Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry. Inaugural Postgraduate Research Symposium, Forensic Science Society, UK, 10 November 2012.

Pathak, R., Akmoutsou, P. and Gautam, L., 2012. Effect of Paracetamol on the Growth Rate of Calliphora Vomitoria and its Detection using Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry. 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship Conference, Faculty of Science & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, 23 May 2012.

Mohamed, I.A.,  Pathak, R. and Hughes, D., 2012. Geographical Profiling: Spatial Analysis Leading New Age Forensics. 3rd International Conference on Current Trends in Forensic Sciences, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Jaipur, India, 3-5 February 2012.

Pathak, R., Wepeba, P. and Hughes, D., 2012. The Effects of High Temperature on Latent Fingerprints and DNA Recovery. 3rd International Conference on Current Trends in Forensic Sciences, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Jaipur, India, 3-5 February 2012.

Pathak, R., Akmoutsou, P. and Gautam, Lata., 2012. Paracetamol Detection in Blow Fly Calliphora Vomitoria and Effects on its Growth Rate. 3rd International Conference on Current Trends in Forensic Sciences, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Jaipur, India, 3-5 February 2012

Raghuraghvendra, S. and Pathak, R., 2011. Investigating the Force Relative to Blood Stain Size and Spatter Pattern. 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Forensic Sciences, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Goa, India, February 2011.

Pathak, R., Akmoutsou, P. and Gautam, L., 2012. Effect of Paracetamol on the Growth Rate of Calliphora Vomitoria and its Detection using Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry. Book of Abstract. 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship Conference, Faculty of Science & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.

Pathak, R. and Watson, N., 2006. Study Concerning the Force Required to Penetrate Layers of Clothing to Produce Wounding. Book of Abstract. 4th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference, Helsinki, Finland.