Helen Jones

  • Research Fellow
  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
  • Cymrawd Ymchwil
  • Cyfadran y Gwyddorau Bywyd ac Addysg
Helen Jones

About Me

I joined USW in January 2015 as a full-time Research Fellow. Prior to that, I worked for Leicestershire Police since 2002, including roles as a Review Officer and Intelligence Analyst.  I have substantial knowledge of homicide investigations, cold case reviews, missing person enquiries, forensic science and digital data gained from both a practical policing role and ethnographic research. I was one of 30 researchers selected in 2022 to participate in the Welsh Crucible, a programme of personal, professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales. 

Skills And Qualifications

  • Ethnographic Research
  • NVivo



  • Homicide
  • Forensic science
  • Digital evidence
  • Major crime investigation
  • Missing people
  • Cold case reviews
  • policing

Publications And Past Projects

  • Homicide Investigation and Forensic Science Project
  • Home Office Impact of Forensic Science Project
  • Missing-Murdered: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Risk Factors