Jo Morrissey
Workforce Strategy Lead



Visiting Associate Professor, Anglia Ruskin University

I have 30 years of experience working in Forensic Science including Crime Scene, Fingerprints, Fire Investigation and Education. I was a practitioner with the Metropolitan Police for 17 years before I moved to the US where I was the Forensic Manager for a Police Department in North Carolina for more than 5 years. Since returning to the UK in 2013 I have spent 8 years as an academic at Liverpool John Moores and Anglia Ruskin Universities.

I have an MSc in Fire Investigation and am currently completing a doctorate. I am a visiting Associate Professor at Anglia Ruskin University.

I can help you with…

All matters relating to Workforce Strategy, including recruitment and retention and education and training.

What was your first job in policing or forensics?

I started as an Identification Officer with the Met Police in 1991 where I trained as a fingerprint expert and a crime scene examiner.

What is your favourite part of your role?

I really enjoy engaging with professionals from across the Forensic Science community, learning and sharing ideas and best practice. 

What work in your career have you most enjoyed?

I have enjoyed everything I have done throughout my career. I particularly loved fire investigation and taking scene photos from the top of an aerial ladder platform was always a fun experience.