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Lucy Burton

PhD TOPIC

The economics of civil war

MRes TITLE

Prediction of crime patterns emerging from simulated search trajectories of individual offenders

DEGREES

BA (Hons) Business

MSc Economics & Policy (University of Birmingham)

MRes Security Science (University College London)

PREVIOUS JOBS

Independent Economic Consultant

Economist & Equity Research Analyst

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...

Bristol (UK)

WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

I applied to the Security Science DTC because I felt that a four year integrated taught doctoral programme was particularly appropriate for my research. This is because my field is not easy to catagorise under a specific discipline and I felt my PhD proposal would be enhanced by both the taught component and by the presence of multidisciplinary linkages.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in developing novel quantitative approaches for the study of armed conflict and the formation of rebellion groups.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

In my free time I enjoy socialising with friends, going to the gym, exploring London, shopping and listening to music. 

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

I am keen on working within academia and my ultimate career goal would be to become a pioneer in this relatively new scientific field.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

With regards to an industry partner, I am open-minded. Although I am keen to work with a partner who is committed to research, who is able to provide data and who can inspire me with new ideas and approaches to my work.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

National Instruments Annual Conference (NIDays) 2010

UCL Security & Crime Research Network Conference 2010 (attended and presented)

SIMIAN (Simulation Innovation: a Node) University of Surrey 2011