Bachelor of Science with Honors, University of Science Malaysia, Penang, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic DNA, Flinders University São Paolo. Australia, Adelaide, 2003.
Forensic scientist, officer Forensic Division, Chemistry Department Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, 1989—2007. Forensic scientist, case manager Victoria Police Forensic Services Center, Macleod, Australia, since 2007.
Member of Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.
Children: Michelle Jia Yan Lai, Gene Jia Wen Lai.