Ruth Morgan is Professor of Crime and Forensic Science at University College London (UCL). She is Vice Dean (Interdisciplinarity Entrepreneurship) in the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences 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 serving on the World Economic 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). She is also 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.