UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences


Pioneering forensic science research


UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences

The UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences is an interdisciplinary initiative with members across the university and industry. We aim to create real world impact in the forensic sciences through our research and teaching, by collaborating with practitioners, policy makers and others, and by communicating our work through our publications and events. The CFS Director is Dr Ruth Morgan.


Our academics and PhD students carry out research in two key areas in trace evidence dynamics and the interpretation of evidence.


The MSc in Crime and Forensic Science focuses on forensic science within a holistic crime science framework.


Our academics can offer consultancy in the areas of evidence interpretation, DNA evidence, and forensic geoscience.


The staff and PhD researchers of the UCL Centre for Forensic Sciences engage with many different audiences.

Contact us:

UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences
35 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EZ

+44 (0)20 3108 3062, email us at cfs@ucl.ac.uk or find us on Twitter

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CFS researcher visits the Australian Museum, Sydney

UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences PhD student Agathe Ribereau-Gayon visited the Australian Museum in September 2016.  During her visit, Agathe took photographs and collected macroscopic measurements of specimens of Isistius brasiliensis and I. plutodus, as well as species of the so-called ‘dwarf sharks’, including Squaliolus aliae, Squaliolus laticaudus and Euprotomicrus bispinatus.  See the story here.