Sarah Morris

Dr Sarah Morris is a Senior lecturer in the Digital Forensics Unit; a research group within the Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information, and Cyber, part of Cranfield University.

Sarah is the Course Director for MSc Digital Forensics / MSc Forensic Computing and module manager for 9 Digital Forensics Modules. Having only just formally taken over leading the Digital Forensics course in 2016, she took the MSc through a major course review and successfully obtained full GCHQ certification for the MSc, making the Cranfield Digital Forensics course the first Digital Forensics MSc to gain the full accreditation.

Sarah is actively engaged in research, her primary research interests focus on Data Classification, Data Identification and Digital Document Analaysis. She is also casework active focusing on data recovery and digital forensic analysis. Sarah teaches throughout the modules on the MSc Digital Forensics and a number of short courses including: Document Forensics, PDF analysis and Electrical Awareness for Digital Forensics.

Sarah has co-supervised 1 PhD to completion and is currently supervising 3 PhD students. Sarah also supervises a number of Digital Forensic MSc Projects every year and has supervised over 30 successful MSc research projects. She also acts as a Mentor both internally and externally as part of her outreach commitments. Sarah has given multiple interviews across TV, radio, and print formats; the highlight of which were a series of interviews about her casework on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. In 2018 she gave oral evidence at the House of Lords as part of a Select Committee enquiry into Forensic Science.

She was also shortlisted for the Women in Defence, Outstanding Contribution Award 2018. Sarah has also won 4 student led teaching awards at Cranfield University since she became a lecturer in 2012. Sarah is an active mentor, and outreach ambassador focusing on digital safety and encouraging women into computing.