Professor Ruth Morgan

Professor Ruth Morgan


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  • 15th January 2020

Professor Ruth Morgan (MA (Oxon, D.Phil) is the Founder and Director of the UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences and Professor of Crime and Forensic Science at UCL. Her research group is focussed on the interpretation of forensic science evidence.

“What if I told you that forensic science isn’t always the open and shut case we often think it is?”

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Professor Ruth Morgan (MA (Oxon, D.Phil) is the Founder and Director of the UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences and Professor of Crime and Forensic Science at UCL. Her research group is focussed on the interpretation of forensic science evidence. ProfessorMorgan is a WorldEconomic Forum(WEF) Young Scientist, a member of the WEFGlobal Future Council, and acted as the Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry 2018-2019. Professor Morgan is the only person to have received the PWAllenAward from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for excellent research three times (2006, 2016 and 2018). She is a regular speaker (including a recent TED talk) and commentator on forensic science and a strong advocate for addressing the challenges faced in forensic science with problem-based research that has an impact in the real world. Professor Ruth Morgan consults on a wide range of TV, Film, and Documentaries.  

BBC NEWSBBC News 16th August 2019 Eurofins cyber hack and the implications for forensic Science BBC World News 9th July 2019 Forensic science in crisis and World Economic Forum Young Scientist  

 

 

 

FEATURES

TALKS TED talk in New York (2018)

Cosmo magazine profile piece ‘How I got my job’ March 2020

Marie Claire magazine profile piece ‘Women who win’ November 2019

Chemistry World profile piece 29th August 

me Convention October 2018

PODCAST Countercurrent podcast (8th July 2019)

Science disrupt podcast (December 2018) 

• Behave Podcast (July 2018)    

• SXSW headline speaker in Stockholm (me Convention x SXSW 2018)

Nudgestock headline speaker (2018)

 

PRIZES

World Economic Forum Young Scientist Class of 2019// World Economic Forum 2018 //  The P W Allen Award (Best research article2018) // The Chartered Society for the Forensic Sciences 2018 // Most noteworthy research article (Anthropology) awarded to: ‘Cascading bias of initial exposure to information at the crime scene to the subsequent evaluation of skeletal remains’. Journal of Forensic Sciences 63(2): 403-411 // American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2018 // Most cited paper in Journal of Forensic Sciences: ‘The Bias Snowball and the Bias Cascade Effects: Two Distinct Biases that May Impact Forensic Decision-Making.’ Journal of Forensic Sciences 62(3): 832-833 // American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2016 // The P W Allen Award (Best research article 2016) // The Chartered Society for the Forensic Sciences 2015//  The Provost’s Teaching Award // UCL 2006 // The P. W. Allen Award (Best research article 2006)// The Forensic Science Society 2003-2006 // Bruce, Julia and Mortimer May Senior Scholarship Hertford College, University of Oxford

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