Senior Policy Advisor, EU Exit Strategy for Nuclear Fusion Research, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
BBSRC-Funded CSaP Policy Intern (September 2014 - December 2014)
Isabel worked at CSaP for three months as part of a BBSRC-funded policy internship.
In 2017 Isabel joined the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as a Senior Policy Advisor on EU Exit Strategy for Nuclear Fusion Research. She holds a PhD in molecular microbiology from the John Innes Centre, Norwich. Her research investigated the plant-microbial interactions that lead to biological nitrogen fixation. Her interest in science policy stems from public engagement and science communication activities during her PhD, where she often had to discuss controversial topics such as genetic modification and new advances such as synthetic biology.
Previous to her PhD Isabel studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2012.
To read about Isabel's experience as a Policy Intern in Cambridge see here.