Emma Louise Blondes

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Brussels Office


M.A. in criminal justice policy, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); B.A. in European studies, King's College London (KCL)

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Emma Louise Blondes (she/her) is an analyst at RAND Europe working in the areas of home affairs and social policy. Her interests spans a range of security and criminal justice policy topics, including policing, organised crime, hate crimes, and victim support. She is based in RAND's Brussels office, where she contributes primarily to work commissioned by the European Commission and the European Parliament, as well as European national governments. She also supports RAND Europe's Centre for Futures and Foresight Studies.

Prior to joining RAND, she acted as a support officer to the Guinean government's advisor on security sector reform. She also interned at the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) Centre for Security Studies, where she focused on U.S. defence policy and France's response to terrorism. 

Blondes graduated with distinction from the London School of Economics (LSE) with an M.A. degree in criminal justice policy and holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in European studies (with a focus on war studies) from King's College London (KCL). She speaks fluent French and English and is proficient in Mandarin.

Recent Projects

  • The Future of Cybercrime in Light of Technology Developments
  • Mapping the risk of serious and organised crime infiltrating legitimate businesses
  • Combatting psychological violence against women across the EU
  • Study to support an evaluation of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)


French; Mandarin