Ladislava Navratilova currently works in the Population Protection Institute, which is a part of the General Directorate of Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic (GD FRS CR), Ministry of Interior. Ladislava graduated in 1988 at University of Pardubice, Czech Republic with a degree in chemistry and she received Doctor of Philosophy with doctoral thesis named „Protection of population in case of chemical incidents“ in 2012 in University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic.
She joined Population Protection Institute (PPI) in 2004, where she has been working as a scientist and a chemical expert in Chemical Department. Her work is divided among education of first responders, applied research, specialised intervention in the field and laboratory analysis. She is a metrologist of GD FRS CR, responsible for quality management system in a chemical laboratory. Ladislava is also a member of Hazmat response team, responsible for identification of unknown chemical substances.
One of her main responsibilities is to organize specialised international chemical courses in the Czech Republic. She is a commander and an instructor of Czech OPCW courses named „Train the trainers course on Assistance and Protection against chemical weapons“. Ladislava and her team also realised international OPCW course in Paraguay in 2016 and 2018 and OPCW course for East-African Community in Uganda in 2016 and 2017. She also participated many OPCW courses, among others she passed 4-degree OPCW training cycle in Switzerland, Spiez.
Ladislava currently acts as a civil NATO expert of the „Civil Protection Group“ in the area of „Chemical expertise - detection, identification, monitoring, warning and reporting“. She additionally works as an evaluator of „NATO CBRN First Responders Trainers Courses“ that are regularly held in the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Germany, Bulgaria and Lithuania.