Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Bernard Silverman

Professor Bernard Silverman

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Biography

Professor Bernard Silverman took up his post as Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home Office in April 2010.

A mathematician by background, his previous career highlights include:

  • President of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Professor of Statistics at the University of Oxford
  • Master of St Peter’s College, Oxford
  • Member of the Council of the Royal Society
  • Visiting Professor of Statistics at Stanford University
  • Professor of Statistics at the University of Bristol

He was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society in 1997.

Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser

The Chief Scientific Adviser is responsible for:

  • giving independent scientific advice to the Home Secretary and other Home Office ministers
  • providing leadership and management of Home Office Science
  • working with the wider network of Chief Scientific Advisers to address cross departmental issues