Head of Central Research Team and Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor
Siobhan Campbell’s role covers responsibility for evaluation and social research as well as operational research and science. Her interests are to create strong interdisciplinary working and improve the impact of DfT’s analytical work.
Prior to joining DfT in May 2016, she was responsible for policy evaluation in DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) where she built the evaluation function and was one of the team responsible for working with the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and NERC (Natural Environmental Research Council) that led to the establishment of CECAN (Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus).
Campbell has also worked as deputy head of the Government Social Research Unit based in HM Treasury, leading on joining up and coordinating the work of the different analytical
Professions and on the development of a series of initiatives to increase the professionalism of GSR.