Rebecca Lucas

Rebecca Lucas
Cambridge Office


M.Phil. in defence studies, King's College London; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science with honors, Wellesley College


Rebecca Lucas is an analyst working in the area of defence and security (D&S) at RAND Europe. Her research interests cover diverse defence and security topics, from insurgencies and sub-state warfare to defence industrial policy and management of supply chains. She is also an experienced project manager, helping coordinate multiple staff members within the D&S team, as well as cross-team projects on a wide variety of topics. She also supports the delivery of wargames and other exercises.

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 serving as an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she primarily supported Department of Defense clients in the science and technology sector. She holds a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College and an M.A. in security studies concentrating in terrorism and sub-state warfare from Georgetown University. While attending Georgetown, she also worked as 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.