Professor Wiles has spent much of his career as an academic criminologist at a number of UK universities and is currently a governor at Sheffield Hallam University and a trustee of the National Centre for Social Research.
Until 2015 he was an adviser to the Sentencing Council, and has also worked as a Local Government Boundary Commissioner and sat on the board of the Food Standards Agency.
Between 1999 and 2010 he was the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office providing independent advice to ministers on scientific evidence and the analysis and interpretation of data.
Previous roles in government
Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material