The Government Office for Science is the home of science and engineering across government and exists to support the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir John Beddington. The key role of the GCSA and GO-Science is to ensure that all levels of government, including the Prime Minister and Cabinet, receive the best scientific advice possible, and to enable the many science-using departments across government to create policies that are supported by strong evidence and robust arguments.


Colin Armstrong

Head of International Resilience

Professor Sir John Beddington

Government Chief Scientific Adviser (2008 - 2013)

Mike Edbury

Head of Health and Environment

Dr Megan Eldred

Science and Engineering Fast Stream

Chris Pook

Deputy Director, Science Systems and Capability

Shaarad Sharma

Head of Stakeholder Engagement

Dr Jennifer Stuart

Science and Engineering Fast Stream

Sir Patrick Vallance

Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Siddharth Varma

Head of R&D Strategy and Innovation