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Jennifer Cole is an Associate Fellow at RUSI.
Since joining the Institute in January 2007, Jennifer's research interests have focused on the UK's emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
Jennifer's particular interests and areas of expertise include CBRN(E), flood management, cyber security, resilient communications and the role of training and exercising in resilience.
She regularly appears as a national security expert on TV and radio, and has presented at conferences in the UK, Israel and India on topics ranging from interoperability to medical responses to terrorism.
She is the author or co-author of a number of reports and academic papers, including Interoperability in a Crisis 2: Human Factors and Organisational Processes (RUSI, 2009), Combined Effect: A New Approach to Resilience (RUSI/Serco, 2010), Anatomy of a Terrorist Attack: What the Coroner's Inquests Revealed About the London Bombings (RUSI, 2011) and Chemical, Biological and Radiological Materials: An Analysis of Security Risks and Terrorist Threats to India (RUSI/ORF, 2012).
Over the past few years, RUSI has run a series of workshops and research projects on CBRN preparedness and response in the UK, Japan and India that has brought together the policymakers and regulators with emergency planners and operational responders to highlight potential gaps in current capability frameworks and to suggest solutions.
She has a degree in Biological Anthropology from Cambridge University, is a visiting fellow at Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University, in India, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Digital Epidemiology at Royal Holloway, University of London Computer Science Department.