Fiona Quimbre is a defence and security research assistant at RAND Europe. Her work focuses on helping decisionmakers navigate an uncertain strategic and threat environment, prepare for possible futures and mitigate risks to societies and humanity. In particular, her research topics centre on futures foresight, Chinese foreign policy, cybersecurity, defence innovation and the impact of emerging technologies.
During her time at RAND, she has delivered a number of cybersecurity, emerging technologies and futures projects to a range of European defence and security actors including the European Commission, the European Defence Agency, EC DG HOME, the UK Ministry of Defence, tthe UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Estonian Ministry of the Interior.
Prior to joining RAND, she interned at the French Ministry of Defence. She holds first-class degrees with an M.A. in China studies and international relations from Peking University, an M.A. in international relations from Sciences Po Bordeaux and a dual B.Sc.Econ. in political science from Sciences Po Bordeaux and Cardiff University. Quimbre is a Yenching Scholar.