Jessica Foster

Communication Coordinator at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Jessica Foster

Jessica Foster is the Communications Coordinator at the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge. She is responsible for writing and managing news articles, creating digital content and coordinating CSaP's social media presence, promoting the centre and its public events, as well as producing print publications, the monthly newsletter and the Centre's Science and Policy podcast series.

She previously worked as a Journalist for the BBC, at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Look East and BBC Radio Solent. As well as producing live radio and writing news at Cambridge, she built from scratch their social community broadcasts around the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting thousands of listeners through difficult times. Her content was recognised at national level, as part of the BBC's Make a Difference podcast.

Before joining the BBC, Jessica worked as a Marketing Co-ordinator at BH Live, the South Coast's leading lesiure and event operator and social enterprise. She has also worked as a Travel Broadcaster for Inrix Media, presenting and producing traffic bulletins for national and local radio stations across the country.

Jessica has a BA First Class Honours degree in Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University, with her social science disseration exploring gender rights, women's perceptions of 'the glass ceiling' and sexism in broadcast newsrooms. Jessica is an NCTJ qualified Journalist, achieving the Gold Standard Diploma in addition to her journalism degree, with qualifications in Media Law, global and public affairs and shorthand.

  • 7 July 2022, 5:30pm

    The Inaugural Reynolds Lecture - 7 July 2022

    This inaugural Reynolds Lecture will be delivered by Dr Robert Macfarlane and will explore the landscapes, lawscapes, complexities, histories and futures of this new-old idea that the natural world is far more alive than we allow.

  • 11 March 2022, 5:30pm

    Democracy and distrust after the pandemic

    The 2022 Dr Seng Tee Lee Lecture was delivered by Professor Shelia Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School.

  • In news articles

    Dowling Fellowship launch: UK innovation and scaling up

    The inaugural meeting of the CSaP Dowling Policy Fellowship took place at Downing College, Cambridge on 6 May 2022. The event brought together the inaugural Dowling Policy Fellows for a lunchtime discussion on UK innovation with Dame Anne Dowling, Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Tim Minshall, Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation, University of Cambridge.

  • In news articles

    What do we mean by a Science Superpower?

    George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research, and Innovation delivered a CSaP Lecture at St John’s College, Cambridge where he discussed the UK’s position within global research and innovation. The talk on 28 April 2022 explored the mission of making Britain a “Science Superpower”.