Joseph Metcalf

Senior Policy Adviser at Cabinet Office

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Senior Policy Adviser, Cabinet Office
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Joseph leads digital trade and fisheries in the Cabinet Office's EU Secretariat, where he advises the Prime Minister, Lord Frost and the cabinet, as well as coordinating trade policy across the government. His work includes the governance of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the UK and the EU.

Prior to the Cabinet Office, Joseph was Head of Australia and Emerging Technologies in the digital trade unit at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). As the department's Head of EU Negotiation Strategy, he negotiated the digital trade title of the TCA and wrote a section of the May government's Chequers white paper. Joseph has been a private secretary to two Ministers for Digital. He has completed secondments to Sweden’s foreign ministry and a European Commissioner's cabinet.

Joseph holds a degree in German and history from King's College London. While at DCMS, he was a permanent delegate to Chatham House.

  • 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.

  • 21 October 2021, 3pm

    CSaP annual meeting & reception 2021

    On 21 October 2021, CSaP hosted its first in-person networking event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The annual meeting and reception, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, provided an opportunity for 115 public policy professionals, industry leaders, and researchers to meet and share their experiences to improve decision-making.