Luke Huxtable

Luke Huxtable
Senior Research Leader and Associate Director for Defence Research
Off Site Office


M.Sc. in mathematics with statistics, Lancaster University


Luke Huxtable (he/him) is a senior research leader and the associate director for defence research at RAND Europe. His work focuses on policy and strategy analysis within the defence and security areas, as well as the role of emerging technologies on defence. His interests are mostly focused on the application of multidisciplinary approaches to improve decision-making with a policy/strategy context.

With nearly 20 years of experience working in the UK civil service as a defence analyst, Huxtable is a highly experienced and qualified defence and security professional. He has a strong track record in delivering multi-disciplinary research programmes, drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to deliver research for national and international audiences. He has worked with the UK MOD, NATO, and the UN and has deployed on multi-national operations globally, including Bahrain and Afghanistan. He also worked in the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., from 2009 to 2014 and led a portfolio of defence science and technology cooperation projects.

Huxtable is a graduate of Lancaster University, where earned an integrated master's degree in mathematics with statistics.

Recent Projects

  • Defence strategy under deep uncertainty
  • Defence guidance on integrated working
  • Future threat identification and assessment
  • Understanding the MOD's wider contribution to UK prosperity
  • Future role of AI in European border security