Lucy Strang

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Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


M.S.Sc. in applied anthropology and participatory development, Australian National University; L.L.B., Australian National University; B.A. in English and history, Australian National University

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Lucy Strang is a senior analyst at RAND Europe, focusing on communities, safety and justice research. Prior to joining RAND, she worked as research manager at the Cambridge Centre for Evidence Based Policing, working on a randomised controlled policing experiment in Trinidad and Tobago. Strang has also worked for the Victoria Department of Justice and Department of Transport in Australia, providing research into matters of law, security and social policy, and for CARE Cambodia, focusing on human rights and education projects.

She holds a B.A in law and arts (English and history) and an M.S.Sc. in applied anthropology and participatory development, all from the Australian National University. Her research interests include criminal justice, education, public health and international development.

Selected Publications

Lawrence W. Sherman, Stephen Williams, Barak Ariel, Lucinda R. Strang, Neil Wain, Molly Slothower, and Andre Norton, "An Integrated Theory of Hot Spots Patrol Strategy: Implementing Prevention by Scaling Up and Feeding Back," Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 30(2), 2014

Sutherland, A., Strang, L., Stepanek, M. Giacomantonio, C. & Boyle, A, Using Ambulance Data for Violence Prevention: Technical Report, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation (RR-2216), 2017

Cox, K., Strang, L., Sondergaard, S. & Gonzalez Monsalve, C., Understanding how organisations ensure that their decision making is fair, General Medical Council (RR-1827)

Strang, L., Belanger, J., Manville, C. & Meads, C., Review of the research literature on defining and demonstrating quality teaching and impact in higher education, Higher Education Academy (EP-66719), 2017

Giacomantonio, C., Jonathan-Zamir, T., Limanovitz, Y., Bradford, B., Davies, M., Strang, L., & Sutherland. A. , College of Policing Stop and Search Training Experiment: Process Evaluation, College of Policing Limited (RR-1442)

Strang, L. & Broeks, M. , Maternity leave policies: Trade-offs between labour market demands and health benefits for children, European Union (RR-1734), 2016

Kruithof, K. Davies, M., Disley, E., Strang, L. & Ito, K., Study on alternatives to coercive sanctions as response to drug law offences and drug-related crimes: Final Report, European Union (EP-66607), 2016

Strang, L. & Simmons, R., Crowdsourcing for systematic reviews, THIS (RR-2426), 2018 (forthcoming)


  • German riot police enter the Hamburg SV supporters' block during a break in their German Bundesliga first division soccer match against Bayern Munich in Hamburg, Germany, May 3, 2014

    The Rules of the Game: Reducing Antisocial Behaviour and Violence at Football Events

    Violent behavior at football matches has garnered international media attention for decades even though the vast majority of matches pass without any significant violent incidents. Despite the widespread attention toward harmful behaviors, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of current practices targeting negative fan behavior.

    Aug 14, 2018 Policing Insight

  • A National Health Service London ambulance drives in London, Britain, January 24, 2017

    Siren Song: How Ambulance Data Could Help Police Forces in England and Wales

    Ambulance data is a new form of intelligence which may have value for violence prevention or reduction activities. Police forces can use this data to help identify violent crime that goes unreported to police, and aid problem-solving activities to reduce and prevent violence.

    Jan 29, 2018 Policing Insight

  • An ambulance waits next to a police car outside the emergency department at St Thomas' Hospital in central London, Britain May 12, 2017

    Can Ambulance Data Help Police Forces Do More with Less?

    Police forces in England and Wales may not be aware of a large proportion of violent incidents taking place in their areas. Ambulance data could contribute to a more complete picture of violent crime and help police target resources more effectively.

    Oct 24, 2017 The Daily Telegraph

  • Professor and university students in a lecture hall

    Before We Measure Teaching Quality, We Should Know What It Is

    The lack of an evidence base on teaching quality and its impact in higher education points to a need for more research, made more pressing by the imminent roll-out of the Teaching Excellence Framework, which intends to assess and monitor teaching quality at UK higher education institutions.

    Nov 29, 2016 Research Fortnight

  • Police search a demonstrator from the Occupy London movement as he leaves a building owned by banking giant UBS in the City of London, November 30, 2011

    Reform of 'Stop and Search' Requires Effective Communication

    The UK's Home Office commissioned the development of a new training package and standard of practice for the use of stop and search. As the program is rolled out nationally, officers need to receive consistent and persuasive messages about the purpose and goals of the training.

    Oct 27, 2016 Police Oracle

  • Mother holding her baby while working from home

    Is It Time to Extend Maternity Leave Across Europe?

    Any policy solution for extending maternity leave must strike a balance between protecting infant health through extended breastfeeding and mitigating any potentially negative impact on the mother's career progression or increased costs to business.

    Sep 13, 2016 EurActiv