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