Kate Cox

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Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


M.A. in conflict, security and development, King's College London; B.A. in history, University of Cambridge

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Kate Cox is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. Her professional experience spans a range of security and defence areas including radicalisation, counter-terrorism, border security, climate change, defence innovation and military personnel. This work has helped inform senior decision making in the UK government (including the Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence), as well as in the United Nations, European Commission, European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), and the European Defence Agency.

Prior to joining RAND, Cox was a national security and resilience researcher at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI). She graduated with distinction from King’s College London (KCL) with an M.A. degree in conflict, security & development and holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in history from the University of Cambridge.

Recent Projects

  • A changing climate: exploring the implications of climate change for UK defence and security
  • Social media in Africa: a double-edged sword for security and development
  • Exploring the effectiveness of counterterrorism interventions overseas: lessons for the UK
  • From lab to field: challenges and opportunities for operationalising border security research
  • Understanding resilience as it affects the transition from the UK Armed Forces to civilian life


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