Policing Chief Scientific Advisor
National Police Chiefs’ Council
Paul Taylor is the UK’s Policing Chief Scientific Advisor. Based at the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Paul’s role is to deepen and expand police capability to harness science and technology across the full range of its business.
Prior to becoming CSA, Paul was director of the ESRC national hub for behavioural and social science for security (CREST). Funded by the UK intelligence and security community, CREST’s 143 researchers developed fundamental knowledge and translated this to training and practices for stakeholders worldwide. Paul is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Lancaster University and Professor of Human Interaction at the University of Twente.