Dr Hema Singh

Assistant Professor , University of Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi

Experienced Food Science & Nutrition expert with a strong background in research, teaching, and consulting. Proficient in data analysis using SPSS and Excel, and skilled in publishing research findings. Fluent in English and Hindi. Seeking new opportunities in teaching, research or consulting across or outside India.

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Area of Expertise:
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Professional Experience:

I have built a strong career in Food Science & Nutrition, excelling in roles that blend teaching, research, and policy. As an Assistant Professor at Institute of Home Economics College and Lady Irwin College, I not only taught insightful lectures but also guided students through research projects, emphasizing practical applications in the field. My consultancy at The World Bank involved analyzing data and shaping policies aimed at combating obesity through innovative food systems in South Asia.

The impact extends to my work as a Project Associate at FSSAI, where I conducted vital research on heavy metals in rice, influencing national food safety guidelines. The internships at Export Inspection Council and FICCI Research & Analysis Centre provided hands-on experience in food safety standards and quality assurance.

I have contributed significantly to academic literature with research publications on arsenic in rice, presenting my findings at national and international conferences. I continued to expand my expertise through faculty programs and online courses in statistical analysis, ensuring to remains at the forefront in the field.

My dedication to advancing food safety and nutrition, combined with my practical insights and research prowess, positions me as a leader in addressing critical issues in public health.


Ph.D. in Food Science & Nutrition
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi
January 2016 — February 2022

I earned my Ph.D. from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. My thesis was focused on "Arsenic concentration in Rice (Oryza sativa) and its fractions produced in the Trans Indo-Gangetic Plain of India, its Source and Effect of Cooking." This groundbreaking research provided significant insights into the levels of arsenic in rice and its impact on food safety and public health. My exceptional work earned me the prestigious Anupa Sahi Siddhu Gold Medal Award for excellence in Doctoral work, underscoring my dedication and expertise in the Food Science and Nutrition field.

M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi
July 2013 — June 2015

I did my Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition with distinction. My dissertation, titled "Development of Osmotically Dehydrated Apple Chips Fortified with Calcium," explored innovative methods of food fortification to enhance nutritional value. This dissertation work showcased my ability to apply scientific principles to develop practical solutions for improving public health through nutrition.

B.Sc. (Hons) in Food Technology
Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi
July 2010 — June 2013

I received my Bachelor's degree in Food Technology from Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi. During my undergraduate studies, I gained a solid foundation in food science principles, quality assurance, and food safety. My academic performance was exemplary, and I actively participated in various projects and internships that enriched my practical knowledge and skills.

Affiliations and Achievements:

SKILLS - Biostatistics, Research analysis and writing, R, SPSS, MS Office, ICP-MS, ICP-AES, Qualitative, and Quantitative analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation
1. Awarded with 'Anupa Sahi Siddhu Gold Medal Award for excellence in Doctoral work' in Lady Irwin College at the 90th Founders' Day on 1st March 2023.
2. Best Poster Presentation - December 21st, 2020, at 4th AMIFOST (Webinar)
3. Best Oral Paper presentation - June 7–8th 2018 at International Colloquium on Ambient Science, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
4. Qualified UGC-NET/JRF - 2015
5. Gold-Medal in National Science Olympiad 11th class 2009, School & City Rank – 1

Available for:

  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

Years of Experience:

2-5 years

Highest Qualification:



English, Hindi