Lucy Strang

Lucy Strang
Research Leader
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 research leader at RAND Europe, focusing on criminal justice, public health and drug policy research. She is currently leading a major study into the use of Out of Court Disposals to support adults with health vulnerabilities, as well as studies on measuring police performance, drug use in prisons and the impact of law enforcement activities on drug-related violence. Prior to joining RAND Europe, she worked at the Policy Institute at King's College London, where her research included a qualitative study on police-led programmes for supporting people with opioid use disorder. She is also a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.  

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. 

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, 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), 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, 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), 2016

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