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.