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Professor Bernard Silverman FRS FAcSS is the Chair of the UK Research Integrity Office. He is also a Trustee of the charity and chairs its Advisory Board.
He is the Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser and a highly cited researcher whose published work is centred on computational statistics. His work has ranged widely across theoretical and practical aspects of statistics, and Silverman has collaborated with researchers in many areas of medicine, social science, and the life and physical sciences. He has held senior academic posts at Bath, Bristol and Oxford, and has spent a substantial amount of time as a visitor at Stanford and various other universities in the USA and worldwide.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Past President of the Royal Statistical Society, and has served as Chair of the UK Mathematics Trust and the Joint Mathematical Council of the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Council of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and of the Emerging Technologies and Industries Steering Group of the Technology Strategy Board, and has been a chair or member of numerous Royal Society and senior University Committees.