Jessica Adkins

at Department of Health and Social Care

Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Jessica Adkins is the Head of AI and Emerging Technologies Policy at the Home Office.

She previously held roles in the Department for Education and HMRC. She started her Whitehall career in the Cabinet Office, where she led the development of data sharing policy and legislation (Digital Economy Act 2017).

Jessica started her career as a fast streamer in local government, where she led strategic projects for the Chief Executive, including transforming the provision of services for children with disabilities. She spent time working in international development, leading on delivery of employment and social care programming in post-Soviet countries, before joining the Cabinet Office.

Jessica read Russian at Bristol University. She holds an MA in the Management and Resolution of Conflict from the Swiss Institute for Conflict Resolution and an MSc in Public Management from Warwick Business School.

  • 11 June 2020, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference Seminar Series 2020

    This year instead of holding a one-day annual conference in London, we will be delivering a series of virtual seminars in May and June on topics that CSaP and our network have worked on over the past year

  • 26 June 2019, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2019

    CSaP's Annual Conference will bring together members of our network from government, academia and elsewhere to discuss some of the policy challenges we have worked on over the past year.