Rachel Briggs

Associate Fellow

Rachel Briggs's research focuses on radicalisation in western societies, and she will be active on a number of projects focused on the prevent policy agenda.

In particular, she will work on a three-year project exploring how experiences in other parts of the world, such as the Middle East and South Asia, may translate into the British context and help to create an international benchmark for academic research.

Rachel Briggs is a freelance researcher, writer and policy advisor working on radicalisation, preventing extremism, community tensions, community cohesion and human security. She combines her work at RUSI with a number of other appointments, including as a senior associate at the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo) and a senior honorary research associate at University College London. She is also part-time director of the charity Hostage UK, which is chaired by Terry Waite.

Rachel was formerly head of international strategy and head of the Identity Programme at Demos, and before that ran the Risk and Security Programme at the Foreign Policy Centre.

She writes and comments regularly in the press, and has advised a number of companies and Government departments over the past 10 years. She is on the editorial board of the journal Renewal, is a member of the Advisory Board of Wilton Park (an executive agency of the FCO) and is on the Council of the Risk and Security Management Forum.

For an extended list of publications by Rachel Briggs, click here >