Emma Saunders

Research Assistant, International Security Programme

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Emma is a research assistant in the International Security programme at Chatham House. Her research primarily covers projects related to biological weapons and biosecurity, nuclear weapons policy, and emerging technology.

Emma previously interned at NATO’s Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Centre, where she worked on issues related to small arms and light weapons.

She also worked as a graduate professional at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Affairs, where her research focused on cyberbiosecurity, and WMD compliance and enforcement.

Emma holds an MSc in Security Studies from University College London, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Exeter.