Wendy Middleton

Wendy Middleton

Deputy Director Science, Engineering & Analysis, Office for Product Safety and Standards

Wendy has worked in the civil service for 16 years. A biologist by background, she started out by managing Defra’s animal welfare research programme. She then spent seven years working on bovine tuberculosis, eventually as head of science in Defra’s bTB programme.

From there she went to work with Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA), Professor Sir Ian Boyd, before moving to DECC (now BEIS) in 2015 to work with their CSA, Professor John Loughhead. More recently she was Head of Science for Climate and Energy, before moving to the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) in August 2018, to create and lead their new Insights Unit. In June 2020 she was appointed  Deputy Director for Science, Engineering & Analysis.