Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland
The Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser (OCSA) was established in August 2006, following the appointment of the Scottish Government's first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland (CSA), Professor Anne Glover. The current Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, Professor Muffy Calder, suceeded Anne Glover on 1st March 2012.
The role of the CSA is to provide independent advice to Ministers on science issues and strategy and to champion science, promoting the profile of the science base in Scotland and raising awareness of science across government and society. As part of the role the CSA is head of profession for the Scottish Government's scientists and engineers and co-chairs the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC), Scotland's highest level science advisory body.