About Home Office Science

Home Office science group is part of the Home Office that brings together the department’s scientists, researchers and analysts.

We work to:

  • ensure a sound evidence base informs policy development
  • enable the front line to deliver
  • regulate as required
  • ensure both the threats and opportunities of emerging developments are understood

Who we are

We include specialists from across the whole range of scientific disciplines:

  • physical scientists and engineers
  • economists
  • social and operational researchers
  • statisticians
  • veterinary, medical and biological scientists

We are led by the chief scientific adviser, Professor Bernard Silverman. He is supported by the director of science, engineering and technology.

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