Catherine A. Lichten

Catherine Lichten
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in computational biology, McGill University; B.Sc. in mathematics, McGill University

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Catherine Lichten is an analyst at RAND Europe working primarily in areas related to science and health. Her RAND research projects have examined a range of topics related to research funding, research culture, and the interface of science and society. She also has experience and a strong interest in policies for addressing antimicrobial resistance.

Before joining RAND Europe, Lichten worked as a journalist covering research policy and funding news for London-based publications Research Fortnight and Research Europe, where she wrote about topics such as researcher mobility and diversity, research infrastructure, and responsible innovation.

Lichten holds a Ph.D. in computational biology and a B.Sc. in mathematics from McGill University in Canada.

Recent Projects

  • Understanding Mental Health in the Research Environment
  • Understanding the international mobility of researchers
  • Evaluating the EU's Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • Monitoring Open Science Trends in Europe
  • Evaluating the Impact of Oxford's Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)