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Professor Gillian Tully CBE

Professor Gillian Tully CBE

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Professor of Practice for Forensic Science Policy and Regulation

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With over 30 years’ experience spanning research, casework and regulation, Gill is an internationally recognised leader in forensic science. From November 2014 to February 2021, she was the Forensic Science Regulator for England and Wales. As an independent Ministerial Appointee, she was responsible for setting quality standards for forensic science in the Criminal Justice System and for advising and challenging Government. Gill has given evidence to multiple Parliamentary Committees as well as providing expert evidence in courts in this jurisdiction and overseas. In 2020, she was awarded a CBE for services to forensic science.

With several granted patents, numerous peer-reviewed publications and experience of taking research ideas from inception to court, Gill has a record of effective innovation. She has advised the Government and multi-national companies on bringing research to market and has collaborated actively internationally. Her current research interests include improving the quality and effectiveness of forensic science and improving the interface between science and the law. Gill is a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and the International Society of Forensic Genetics. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, and Honorary member of the Society of Legal Scholars and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum.