Jessica Adkins

Head of AI and Emerging Technologies Policy at Home Office

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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.