Ruth completed a DPhil in Forensic Geoscience at the University of Oxford and is Founder and Director of the UCL Centre for Forensic Sciences.
Professor Ruth Morgan (MA (Oxon), D.Phil) is the Founder and Director of the UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences and the first chair of Crime and Forensic Science at UCL. The Centre facilitates a network of researchers from a wide range of different disciplines, to enable a strategic and multidisciplinary research programme in collaboration with external partners and forensic science stakeholders. Her research group is focussed around the role of physical evidence in the detection of crime, and works on projects concerning the interpretation of forensic evidence and intelligence. Her research is regularly presented at international conferences and has appeared in New Scientist and the popular media. She has received the PW Allen Prize from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for best publication in the journal 'Science and Justice' in 2006 and 2017. She sits on a number of advisory bodies including groups at the Home Office and the Knowledge Transfer Network, and is the Vice Chair of the London Geological Society Forensic Geoscience Group.