Home Office announces reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator

Dr Gillian Tully

Dr Gillian Tully

The Home Office has announced the reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator. Dr Tully’s Term of Office has been extended from three to six years with her contract now expiring on 16 November 2020.

Dr Tully was originally appointed for a three-year term ending on 16 November this year, having spent over 25 years working in forensic science, including a four-year period as head of R&D for the Forensic Science Service.

The Forensic Science Regulator is an independent role responsible for establishing and enforcing quality standards for forensic science used in the investigation and prosecution of crime.

Baroness Williams of Trafford, the Minister of State for Countering Extremism, said: “Dr Gillian Tully has demonstrated her experience, judgement and talent in the role to date, and I congratulate her on her reappointment in this key role which undoubtedly sets the standards for forensic science.”

Dr Gillian Tully enthused: “I’m pleased to have been reappointed to my role as Forensic Science Regulator. I look forward to overseeing the introduction of standards across the remaining areas of forensic science in the criminal justice sector over the next three years, and I’ll certainly seek to build on the quality improvements made to date.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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