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.”