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 news articles, managing 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, 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.

Jessica enjoys running and producing radio and podcasts with her identical twin sister.

  • In news articles

    The science of mitigating natural disasters

    As part of CSaP’s seminar series on government data, science, and evidence, Dr Amy Donovan from the University of Cambridge led a discussion on how science is used to generate effective warning systems in the face of impending natural disasters or environmental risks.

  • In news articles

    Meet the Fellow: Ben Henshall, Number 10

    A CSaP Policy Fellow from Number 10, says he wants to engage with researchers and give academia “a chance again” during a visit to the University of Cambridge. Ben Henshall, Head of Analysis at 10 Downing Street, met with several academics in November 2011 as part of the CSaP Policy Fellowship scheme.