Lucy Strang

Lucy Strang
Research Leader


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 research leader at RAND Europe, focusing on criminal justice, public health and drug policy research. She has extensive experience in conducting evaluation of government programmes, particularly relating to vulnerable groups in the criminal justice system. She is currently leading three process evaluations for the Ministry of Justice on drug testing in prisons and Incentivised Substance Free Living Units. She is also leading a study for the Ministry of Justice on the use of out of court disposals for adults with health vulnerabilities and is a co-investigator for an NIHR grant to evaluation the implementation of the Treatment and Recovery Portfolio of the UK Government's 10-year drug strategy. Strang received her M.S.Sc. in applied anthropology and participatory development from Australian National University.

Selected Publications

Jirka Taylor, Lucy Strang, Kristy Kruithof, Beau Kilmer, Fook Nederveen, Emma Disley, Lisa Wagner, Jörg-Martin Jehle, Comparison of Criminal History Information Systems in the United States and Other Countries, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 2021

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

Sutherland, Alex, Lucy Strang, Martin Stepanek, Chris Giacomantonio, and Adrian Boyle, Using Ambulance Data for Violence Prevention: Technical Report, RAND Corporation (RR-2216), 2017

Cox, Kate, Lucy Strang, Susanne Sondergaard, and Cristina Gonzalez Monsalve, Understanding how organisations ensure that their decision making is fair, RAND Corporation (RR-1827), 2017

Strang, Lucy, Julie Belanger, Catriona Manville, and Catherine Meads, Review of the Research Literature on Defining and Demonstrating Quality Teaching and Impact in Higher Education, Higher Education Academy (EP-66719), 2016

Giacomantonio, Chris, Tal Jonathan-Zamir, Yael Limanovitz, Ben Bradford, Matthew Davies, Lucy Strang, and Alex Sutherland, College of Policing Stop and Search Training Experiment: Process Evaluation, RAND Corporation (RR-1442), 2016

Strang, Lucy, Miriam Broeks, Maternity leave policies: Trade-offs between labour market demands and health benefits for children, RAND Corporation (RR-1734), 2016

Kruithof, Kristy, Matthew Davies, Emma Disley, Lucy Strang, and Kei Ito, Study on Alternatives to Coercive Sanctions as Response to Drug Law Offences and Drug-Related Crimes: Final Report, Publications Office of the European Union (EP-66607), 2016