Dr Lucy Mason

Creator of Defence and Security Accelerator, at PA Consulting

Head of the Defence and Security Accelerator, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Policy Fellow Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy

Lucy Mason joined the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) in March 2017 and is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Accelerator. Since joining the civil service in 2009 Lucy has held roles in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Government Office for Science, Cabinet Office, Department for Health, and the Home Office.

Lucy has expertise in security and policing, technology and innovation, digital ethics and identity, the Internet of Things, social and behavioural science, and horizon scanning across various Government and police roles. She has a doctorate in Archaeological Science from Oxford University and a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University.