Rebecca Lucas is an analyst working in the area of defence, security and infrastructure at RAND Europe. Her research interests cover a wide variety of defence and security topics, from insurgencies and sub-state warfare to defence industrial policy and the impact of emerging technologies.
Prior to coming to RAND, she worked as a research analyst in cyber threats and cyber security with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), as well as an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. She holds a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College and an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University, where she was a research assistant to Professor Bruce Hoffman in the School of Foreign Service. In addition to her work with RAND, Lucas is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in defence studies from King's College London.