Trevor Huddleston

Chief Scientific Adviser at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Work and Pensions

Trevor's current directorate is responsible for co-ordinating the Department’s overall policy and delivery strategies and is also home to the DWP Insight Division, Forecasting Division and Model Development Unit. The latter supplies desktop policy simulation tools to analytical colleagues across the Department. A key role of the Strategy Directorate is to lead and support work across the Department that is in line with the Departments objectives while challenging any work that isn’t.

Trevor is a professional economist and joined the Department of Social Security in December 1989. Over the last 20 years, Trevor has worked on almost every aspect of DWP policy, headed the Forecasting Division and set up the Department’s Model Development Unit. Between 2003 and 2006, Trevor combined his DWP day job with that of head of the secretariat and analytical team working with Adair Turner on the two UK Pensions Commission reports.

Over the last two years Trevor led the initial work that established the Automated Services Delivery (JSA) project and also led the work on Universal Credit policy analysis and delivery design.

Away from work, Trevor has five children, a very large CD collection and a passion for Manchester City.

  • 29 September 2011

    Measuring national well-being

    In July 2011 the Office of National Statistics published a report with the key findings from a national debate to measure the nation's well being. This seminar will provide a forum for discussion and an outline of next steps.