Head of Technology Strategy, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Isabel is currently Head of Technology Strategy in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. This role involves cross-cutting coordination of DSIT’s emerging technology policy, as well as policy leadership on Engineering Biology. Isabel previously worked in the Business Secretary's Office as a Senior Private Secretary covering science, innovation and nuclear policy. Prior to that Isabel led on digital, tech and culture in the No10 Policy Unit, as well as previous policy roles in DExEU, Defra and BEIS.
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. During her PhD Isabel worked at CSaP for three months as part of a BBSRC-funded policy internship. To read about Isabel's experience as a Policy Intern in Cambridge see here.