NatCen appoints new Director and Deputy Director for crime, justice and equalities research

We have expanded our Crime, Justice and Equalities team with the appointment of a new Director and Deputy Director
  • Publishing date:
    2 February 2023
Joe Calouri

Joe Caluori will join NatCen as Director of Crime, Justice and Equalities and Nathan Hudson will take on the role of Deputy Director of Equalities.

Joe Caluori joins NatCen from Crest Advisory, where he led their independent research programme, as Head of Research and Policy. Joe brings a wealth of criminal justice research experience, with a specialism in child criminal exploitation and serious youth violence. A national expert on county lines and a former councillor, his previous appointments include being Deputy Director of the Smith Institute and a delivery partner with the Department for Education’s tackling child exploitation support programme. Joe will take up his role at NatCen in March 2023.

Nathan Hudson is currently Research Director at NatCen and specialises in mixed-methods research on inequalities, discrimination and social exclusion across a range of protected characteristics and experiences, with particular expertise in LGBT+ inequality. Nathan joined NatCen in 2020 from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and will take up his new role in February 2023.

Martina Vojtkova, Director of NatCen’s Policy Research Centre, said: “These appointments reflect an exciting moment in the growth of NatCen’s research portfolio. Joe has a unique blend of experience in policy development across a range of social and criminal justice areas, and Nathan is already doing great work to diversify our research in the equalities space. I am excited to work with Joe, Nathan and the entire team to continue developing our expertise in these important policy areas.”

Commenting on his appointment as Director of Crime, Justice and Equalities at NatCen, Joe Caluori said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join NatCen. They conduct some of the UK’s most complex and sensitive research in the field of crime and justice and have pioneered research into equalities and discrimination. This is an exciting time to join the organisation and play a part in delivering NatCen’s mission to make life better through social research.”