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 (OS 1999) is Vice Dean (Interdisciplinarity Entrepreneurship) of the University College London (UCL) Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Professor of Crime and Forensic Science and the Founder and Director of the UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences.  The Centre facilitates a network of researchers from a wide range of different disciplines, to enable a strategic multi- and inter-disciplinary research programme in collaboration with a range of fields of expertise that encompasses government and policy, policing, law and the creative industry.  Ruth has received the PW Allen Award from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for excellent research three times in 2006, 2016 and 2018.

Ruth is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Scientists and serves on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council for Scientific Collaboration where she is working to develop opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and industries with a view to getting science into the hands of decision makers.  Ruth was the Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee during their inquiry into Forensic Science (2018-19), an advocate for developing meaningful and impactful science communication and is an international speaker, including a TED talk on the misinterpretation of forensic science evidence.