Professor Aston has been appointed by the Home Office as the department’s new chief scientific officer. He will start his role from 4 September from his current role as Professor of Statistics at Cambridge University.
Speaking about his new role, Aston said:
“I am honoured and privileged to be joining the Home Office as its Chief Scientific Adviser. I’m looking forward to working with the scientific community to understand the issues facing the Department over the coming years and identify how science, engineering and analysis can help to overcome those challenges”.
Professor Sir Mark Walport, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, said:
“Having access to high-quality expert scientific advice is critical to every government department. I am delighted to welcome someone with Professor Aston’s expertise to the Chief Scientific Advisers’ network and look forward to working with him”.