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Dr Lucy Jones


Research interests

  • Conflict and security
  • International development

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Dr. Lucy Jones is a Project Associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) where she works for Project Alpha, which engages the private sector to target illicit trade.

Before joining the CSSS, she worked at the International Centre for Security Analysis (ICSA) as a French language specialist on nuclear non-proliferation in North Africa. 

After completing her PhD in 2012, she was promoted to the position of Research Associate, managing a regional information collection team working on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 

Lucy has undertaken research into the nuclear infrastructure of Vietnam, and non-proliferation issues in the Maghreb, the GCC, and Iran.

Since joining Project Alpha, Lucy has worked extensively on the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and missile proliferation risks presented by Iranian and Chinese illicit trade. She is currently preparing her research on China for broader dissemination and is working with Ian Stewart to develop a handbook on private sector engagement strategies for governments.

Lucy has a PhD from King's College London, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and an MA from the University of St. Andrews.