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Dr Tom Barlow

Devolved Nations Representative for Scotland

Tom joined the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientist Office in mid-2014 as senior research manager with responsibilities including public health, health services, biobanking and health informatics research. He has worked as a scientist in the civil service for almost 20 years, mostly for the Department of Health and in a number of policy areas that have included immunisation, emerging healthcare technologies, prion diseases and toxicology. Before joining the civil service, he was a research scientist at the University of Edinburgh, the United States National Cancer Institute and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

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