Policy Fellowship for Isabelle De Pauw

Team Leader, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) (view profile)

Team Leader at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Isabelle De Pauw is currently setting up a new team in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) to drive up the standard for the data centre sector through non-legislative means. She previously led data subject rights and Al policy development where she advised Ministers on options for data protection legislative reform. She is one of the authors of the DCMS Data: A new direction consultation.

Prior to this role, Isabelle worked in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport International Strategy unit where she delivered a newly established bilateral emerging technology dialogue with the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Prior to DCMS, Isabelle was a Trade Officer at the Embassy of Belgium, brokering routes to market for Belgian tech and creative industries ventures. Before moving to the UK, Isabelle worked in the cultural sector in Belgium.

Isabelle holds a degree in English and Dutch literature from the University of Antwerp, and a Master's degree in European Studies from KU Leuven.


  • 1. In the context of AI and profiling techniques, how meaningful is the distinction between personal and non-personal data?
  • 2. What does effective regulatory coordination look like in an AI context?
  • 3. What are the most effective policy-making structures for the government to develop flexible and adaptable policy around fast-moving policy issues?
  • 4. What are appropriate non-legislative measures to drive up the standard in a sector? What are examples of best practice (in the UK, and/or internationally)?
  • 26 Sep 2023 14:00 – 14:30

    CSaP intro meeting


    Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG. Meet in the foyer.
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    Directions to next meeting: 5 minute walk.

  • 26 Sep 2023 15:00 – 16:00

    Meeting with Dr Jatinder Singh, Senior Research Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge


    Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG. Meet at reception desk then move to the cafe together.
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    Directions to next meeting: 15 minute walk.

  • 26 Sep 2023 16:00

    Check into accommodation

    We have booked your accommodation at West Court, Jesus College. Check-in is from 3.00-10.00pm and check out at 10.00am.

    NB - If staying at West Court, you can leave your bags at the Porters' Lodge before check-in at 2pm, and also on the day they check out to collect later.

    West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL
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    Directions to next meeting: 15 minute walk.

  • 26 Sep 2023 17:30 – 18:45

    Annual Cleevely Lecture

    Future of Transport: Decarbonising a complex system

    Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023

    Time: 5:30pm-6:45pm followed by drinks and networking

    Venue: Peterhouse, Cambridge


    The next Annual Cleevely Lecture will be delivered by Professor Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientific Adviser in the Department for Transport.

    In her talk, Professor Sharples will discuss the seismic changes that we can and must see to the transport network in our lifetimes. She will emphasise the importance of collaboration between government, industry and academia to collectively tackle the complex, multifactorial challenges facing the transport network.

    Among these is decarbonisation, and the necessity to avert a climate crisis through achieving net zero, with the vast and rapid rollout of electric vehicles, battery-powered trains, and sustainable aviation fuels. She will also discuss the opportunities presented by emerging technologies, enabling us to improve the way in which we travel, including the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to introduce self-driving vehicles to our roads, revolutionising public transport accessibility and availability. Her talk will focus on the importance of taking people with us to ensure that these changes are safe, and have a positive impact on people, society, industry, and the economy.

    Peterhouse, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RD
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  • 27 Sep 2023 10:00 – 10:45

    Meeting with Dr Rob Doubleday, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy


    Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), 10 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA. Please phone me to be let in (07817 293 197)
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    Directions to next meeting: 10 minute walk.

  • 27 Sep 2023 11:00 – 12:00

    Meeting with Dr Marcus Tomalin, Project Manager, Giving Voice to Digital Democracies, CRASSH


    In my office at Trinity Hall (room B1). Ask for directions at the porters' lodge, then they should be able to direct you to his room. Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ.
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    Directions to next meeting: 10 minute walk.

  • 27 Sep 2023 12:00 – 13:30


  • 27 Sep 2023 13:30 – 14:00

    Meeting with Dr David Stillwell, Research Manager, The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge


    Judge Business School. Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG. Please ask for David at reception. They can call him to come down and meet you.
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    Directions to next meeting: 5 minute walk.

  • 27 Sep 2023 14:30 – 15:30

    Meeting with Professor Simon Deakin, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Corporate Governance, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge


    C3 Old Court Peterhouse. I will meet Isabelle at the Peterhouse Porters’ Lodge, on Trumpington Street, at 14.30.

  • 27 Sep 2023 16:00 – 17:00

    Meeting with Richard Moulange, PhD student – AI for medicine, University of Cambridge


    Topic: CSaP meeting: Isabelle de Pauw & Richard Moulange
    Time: Sep 27, 2023 04:00 PM London

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 899 4557 5946
    Passcode: 882434

    Zoom call. Take call back in room at Jesus College or in CSaP?

  • 28 Sep 2023 09:00 – 10:00

    Meeting with Dr Advait Sarkar , Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge


    Zoom call

    Time: Sep 28, 2023 09:00 AM London

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 825 7268 6309
    Passcode: 251485

    Zoom call. Take in room before checking out?

  • 28 Sep 2023 10:00

    Check out of accomodation

  • 28 Sep 2023 11:00

    Train back

  • 29 Sep 2023 14:00

    Wrap up meeting


    Wrap up meeting with CSaP to be scheduled online for a later date.

  • 30 Sep 2023



    Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building 15 J J Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0FD
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