Jennifer Cassingena Harper has been engaged with the Malta Council for Science and Technology since 1989 in various capacities. Until 2011, she was the Director of Policy, Strategy, FP7 and International with core responsibility for the National Research and Innovation Strategy and Foresight and links with the European Union. She currently retains a part-time consultancy role with the Council. Dr Harper is active at European and international level in the area of foresight and research and innovation policy with a particular focus on the EU’s research programme in the role of expert/advisor, reviewer and observer. She has been a member of a number of EU DG Research High Level Expert Groups as chair and rapporteur. Until recently (end of 2016), she was a member of the EU DG Research Expert Group on Strategic Foresight for R&I Policy in Horizon 2020′ (SFRI). She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Malta. Her current research interests include the strategic use of foresight to address disruption and engineer transition, the evaluation of foresight impacts, and skills foresight; and use of foresight to advance smart specialisation and R&I policies in small economies. She has published a number of books, articles and papers, co-editing The Handbook on Technology Foresight in 2009. In Malta, she is a Board member of the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.