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NatCen appoints Nancy Kelley as Director of Policy Research Centre

05 May 2016

NatCen Social Research has appointed Nancy Kelley as the new Director of its Policy Research Centre.

NatCen Social Research has appointed Nancy Kelley as the new Director of its Policy Research Centre. Nancy will lead a team of over 50 researchers with expertise in policy areas such as health, crime and justice, and education, as well as NatCen’s evaluation work.

Nancy has many years of policy expertise, having worked in policy and research roles at leading UK charities such as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Barnardo’s and Refugee Council. She brings a wealth of leadership experience to NatCen, most recently from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Guy Goodwin, Chief Executive of NatCen Social Research said:

“The Policy Research Centre delivers high-quality qualitative and mixed-methods research, as well as analyses and evaluations; we are delighted to have attracted someone with Nancy’s policy and research expertise to lead this important part of NatCen’s work.”

Nancy will take up her new post on 1st June 2016.

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A photo of Nancy Kelley is available on request.

For more information contact Leigh Marshall: leigh.marshall@natcen.ac.uk or 0207 549 8506 / 07828 031 850.

Notes to Editors

About NatCen

NatCen Social Research is an independent, not for profit organisation. We believe that social research has the power to make life better. By really understanding the complexity of people’s lives and what they think about the issues that affect them, we give the public a powerful and influential role in shaping decisions and services that can make a difference to everyone.