Dr Colin Wilson

Deputy Director, Strategy, Communities & Engagement Unit at Home Office

Deputy Director, Strategy, Communities & Engagement Unit, Home Office
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Dr Colin Wilson studied Theoretical Physics at the University of Durham before completing a PhD in Astrophysics at the same institution. He then moved to the Home Office where he initially worked on developing surveillance technology as part of the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). Following periods as Head of Communications and Operations Manager, Colin moved to the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism where he developed the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Science & Technology Policy. Returning to CAST, Colin was Deputy Head of Surveillance and later Head of Crime Prevention including work on drug and alcohol detection, violent crime, acquisitive crime and road safety. He was then Head of Strategic Planning for HM Passport Office.

To read about Colin's experience as a Policy Fellow in Cambridge see here.

  • 22 March 2017, 10am

    Developing the next generation of scientific leaders

    The purpose of these two events is to provide Churchill Scholars with an insight into how policy professionals and scientific experts work together to inform decisions taken in government.

  • 31 October 2013, 1pm

    CPP Seminar: Lawrence Sherman

    Lawrence Sherman, Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Director of the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology, Director of the Police Executive Programme