The Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) Nuclear is the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) principal adviser on nuclear science and technology matters. The CSA (Nuclear) reports to the Chief Scientific Adviser, and is a member of the and Defence Nuclear Executive Board and Investment Approvals Committee (for nuclear matters).
MOD Chief Scientific Adviser (Nuclear) is responsible for:
- ownership of the MOD’s nuclear science and technology programme
- advising ministers and senior officials on nuclear science and engineering matters
- international strategic nuclear science and technology collaboration
- support to nuclear procurement activities
The MOD CSA role is held by Professor Dame Angela McLean.