DCLG Chief Scientific Adviser

Stephen Aldridge CB

Stephen Aldridge CB

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Biography

Stephen Aldridge was appointed acting Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Communities and Local Government in December 2012.

Stephen is currently Director for Analysis and Innovation at DCLG.

A government economist by background, his previous career highlights include:

  • Director of the Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office
  • Chief Economist in the Cabinet Office

He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2007.

DCLG Chief Scientific Adviser

The Chief Scientific Adviser is responsible for:

  • ensuring that science and engineering evidence is commissioned and used effectively in policy development
  • advising ministers and senior officials on science and engineering matters
  • acting as head of the science and engineering profession within DCLG
  • working with the wider community of Chief Scientific Advisers to share good practice and resolve cross departmental problems