Dr Isabel Webb

Policy Advisor at No 10 Downing Street

Policy Advisor, No10 Downing Street

Isabel worked at CSaP for three months as part of a BBSRC-funded policy internship.

In September 2019 Isabel joined No 10 Downing Street as a Policy adviser, advising on science, technology and culture. Previous to this she was a Senior Policy Advisor on EU Exit Strategy for Withdrawal Legislation at Department for Exiting the European Union. Isabel was at 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.

To read about Isabel's experience as a Policy Intern in Cambridge see here.

  • 2 December 2014

    Professional Development Policy Workshop for Behavioural Scientists

    In partnership with Cambridge Neuroscience, the Centre for Science and Policy is organising a workshop for early career researchers in neuroscience and behavioural sciences at the University of Cambridge. This event will take place at Downing College on the 2 December 2014.