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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UCL CFS researchers awarded prizes at the ANZFSS2016 symposium in Auckland

UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences was represented at the ANZFSS Symposium 2016 in Auckland by 16 researchers.  The conference is a highlight in the forensic science calendar with a wide range of fields within the forensic sciences represented.  We made 7 keynote presentations, gave 12 talks and presented 2 posters on the research that we are carrying out focussed on the interpretation of forensic evidence.  We were honoured and delighted to receive 8 awards from the ANZFSS.