Alexandra Hall

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Director, Defence, Security & Infrastructure Research Group, RAND Europe
Cambridge Office


M.A. in international relations, University of Reading; B.A. (Hons) in European Studies, University of Leicester

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Alexandra Hall is director of the Defence, Security and Infrastructure research group at RAND Europe. Her professional experience spans a diverse range of defence and security subjects including: the contemporary and future operating environment; capability development; defence acquisition; security; resilience; and workforce planning. She also specialises in strategic exercises, gaming and scenario development to underpin capability planning and robust decision-making.  

Prior to joining RAND Europe in June 2013 she worked for an independent UK defence consultancy, supporting the UK MOD, European Defence Agency and NATO on projects relating to geopolitics, capability planning and strategic-level analysis. Her academic background is in international relations and European studies. She holds an M.A. in international relations from the University of Reading.

Recent Projects

  • The use of pharmacology to enhance soldier performance
  • Future of the UK Combat Air Sector
  • Understanding resilience as it affects the transition from the UK Armed Forces to civilian life
  • Lessons identified in submarine sustainment
  • Support to the revision of the EDA Capability Development Plan 2035

Selected Publications

Cox, K.; Grand-Clement, S.; Galai, K.; Flint, R.; Hall, A., Understanding resilience as it affects the transition from the UK Armed Forces to civilian life, RAND (RR-2436-FIMT), 2018

Pezard, S.; Tingstadt, A.; Hall, A., The future of Arctic cooperation in a changing strategic environment: insights from a scenario-based exercise organised by RAND and Hosted by NUPI (PE-268-RC) , , 2018

Hall, A.; Black, J.; Kepe, M.; Bekkers, F. , A constant eye on the future: identifying Europe’s capability requirements for 2035 (EP-67424) , , 2017

Alexandra Hall, James Black, Kate Cox, Marta Kepe, Erik Silfversten, Defence and Security after Brexit: Understanding the Possible Implications of the UK’s Decision to Leave the EU, RAND Corporation (RR-1786), 2016

Lucia Retter, Alexandra Hall, James Black, Nathan Ryan, The moral component of cross-domain conflict, RAND Corporation (RR-1505-MOD), 2016

Kate Robertson, James Black, Sarah Grand-Clement, Alexandra Hall, Human and Organisational Factors in Major Accident Prevention A Snapshot of the Academic Landscape, RAND Corporation (RR-1512-TOTAL), 2016