Mattias Eken

Research Assistant
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in modern history, University of St Andrews; M.A. in war studies, King's College London; B.A. in history, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David


Mattias Eken is a research assistant working in the area of defence and security at RAND Europe. His research interests include nuclear strategy and security, counterterrorism, intellegence studies, and global security. In addition, he has worked on projects relating to emerging technologies and the space sector. Eken has contributed to research projects for high-profile clients such as the UK Ministry of Defence, the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the UK Space Agency, and the Australian Department of Defense.

Prior to coming to RAND, Eken worked as an adjunct assistant professor in liberal arts at Richmond, the American International University in London where he specialised in American Studies. He has also worked as a researcher and tutor at the University of St Andrews. His research has been published in outlets such as The Conversation and U.S. Studies Online. He holds a Ph.D. in modern history from University of St Andrews, an M.A. in war studies from King's College London, and a B.A. in history from University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

Honors & Awards

  • Rev F J T David Memorial Prize in History, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
  • Professor Daniel Dawson Memorial Prize for History, University of Wales, Lampeter