Dr Tully’s term has been extended from 3 to 6 years with her contract now expiring on 16 November 2020.
Dr Tully was originally appointed for a 3-year term ending on 16 November 2017, and has spent over 25 years working in forensic science, including a 4-year period as Head of Research and Development for the Forensic Science Service.
The Forensic Science Regulator is an independent role responsible for establishing and enforcing quality standards for forensic science used in the investigation and prosecution of crime.
Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister of State for Countering Extremism, said:
Dr Gillian Tully has demonstrated her experience, judgement and talent in the role to date and I congratulate her on her reappointment in this key role of setting the standards for forensic science.
Dr Gillian Tully:
I am pleased to have been reappointed to my role as Forensic Science Regulator. I look forward to overseeing the introduction of standards across the remaining areas of forensic science in the criminal justice sector over the next three years, and will seek to build on the quality improvements made to date.