Natalie Picken

Natalie Picken
Senior Analyst


M.Phil. in early modern history, University of Cambridge; B.A. in history, University of Cambridge

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Natalie Picken (she/her) is a senior analyst at the RAND Corporation. Working primarily for RAND Europe in the area of home affairs and social policy, her research interests focus on social inclusion, across employment, criminal justice systems, child and family policy, and education. Methodologically, Picken has experience in theory-based process and impact evaluation, literature reveiws, feasibility assessment, and qualitative data collection and analysis (including with vulnerable populations)

Prior to joining RAND, Picken worked in education policy. She has an M.Phil. in early modern history and a B.A. in history, both from the University of Cambridge. 

Selected Publications

Romanelli, Robert J., Natalie Picken, and Avery Adams, Counting LGBTQ+ Lives in England and Wales: A critical reflection on emerging findings from the 2021 census, RAND Corporation (PE-A2830-1), 2023

Picken, Natalie, Merrilyn Groom, Frederico Cardoso, Madeline Nightingale, Joanna Hofman, and David Blake, Understanding Decision Making Around Changing the State Pension Age: A Review of International Evidence, (EP-70028), 2023

Joanna Hofman, Natalie Picken, Lillian Flemons, Katrin Feyerabend, Asha Haider, Evaluating England's Youth Employment Infrastructure , Youth Futures Foundation, 2023

Hofman, J., Guthrie, S., de Silva, A., Flemons, L., Gilder, L., Phillips, W.D., Picken, N., Virdee, M. , Understanding the work and health research landscape, European Commission, 2021

Deshpande, A., Picken, N., Kunertova, L., de Silva, A., Lanfredi, G., Hofman, J., Improving Working Conditions Using Artificial Intelligence, European Commission, 2021

Picken, N., Hofman, J., Gilder, L., Gloinson, E.R., Ling, T., Evaluation of IPS Grow Final report, European Commission, 2021

Picken, N. , Sexuality Education Across the European Union, European Commission, 2021

Picken, N., Janta, B., Leave Policies and Practice for Non-Traditional Families, European Commission, 2019