Professor Jennifer Rubin
Professor Jennifer Rubin became the Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser in January 2021.
Before joining the Home Office Professor Rubin was the Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK’s largest funder of economic and social research.
Previously, Professor Rubin was Director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London, where she remains a professor.
Chief Scientific Adviser
The Chief Scientific Adviser is responsible for:
- providing independent scientific advice to the Home Secretary and other Home Office ministers
- leading the Home Office Science, Technology, Analysis, Research and Strategy
- working with the wider network of Chief Scientific Advisers to address cross departmental issues
Director General, Science, Technology, Analysis and Research (STAR)
Science, Technology, Analysis and Research (STAR) ensures that science, analysis, research and technology is utilised effectively in the Home Office.