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Joyce Moseley, OBE

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Joyce became a trustee of the DSRU in 2011 and its Chair in 2014.

Joyce trained as a social worker, community worker and social researcher. Until 2011 she was the Chief Executive at Catch22, a charity that provides services to young people in difficult situations. Joyce was Director of Social Services in Hackney and was a founding member of the Youth Justice Board. She was awarded an OBE in 2007 for her services to youth justice. Joyce presently chairs the Transition to Adulthood Alliance which researches and campaigns for more appropriate treatment of young adults in the criminal justice system.

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Dr Deborah Cohen


Deborah is an award winning medically qualified TV, print and radio reporter and academic journal editor. After training as a doctor in the UK and France, she became an editor of The BMJ working on both academics and journalistic sections. Deborah became the first investigations editor of The BMJ and has reported and co-produced documentaries for PanoramaNewsnight, File on 4, Channel 4 News, and Dispatches on health, science and social issues. She has worked closely with the Centre of Evidence Based Medicine at Oxford University developing techniques that combines epidemiology with journalism. These collaborations have led to policy change internationally. She has also acted as a consultant and produced reports for non-governmental organisations including Transparency International and MSF.

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Sandra Di Vito


Sandra is a Partner at PA Consulting. She has global experience and has worked successfully across sectors driving large scale, complex transformational change. Prior to joining PA Consulting, Sandra was as a Director at PwC in their Government and Public Sector practice. She set up Future of London, a Membership organisation bringing together the key partners in London’s regeneration community. She has degrees in Business, Psychology and Project Management all gained in Australia at Monash University and RMIT. She was Chair of Governors at Tower Bridge Primary School and is currently volunteering with Robes Homeless Shelter.

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Patrick Diamond


Patrick Diamond is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London, and co-chair of the Policy Network think tank. Patrick worked at the heart of Whitehall for over a decade as a Senior Advisor in Number 10 and the Cabinet Office, where he supported the development of key policy initiatives affecting children and young people. He holds a First-Class degree in Social and Political Sciences, and an M. Phil in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. Patrick is the author of a number of books and reports on social and public policy. He is a former Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark.

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Professor John Drew, CBE


Professor John Drew is a former Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (2009-2013). Before that he was Director of Social Services and Housing in the London Borough of Redbridge. Professor Drew was appointed CBE for services to youth justice in 2013. Since leaving the Youth Justice Board in 2013, he has taken on a number of non-executive and part-time roles. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire; chairs the Medway Safeguarding Children’s Board; co-chairs the North East London Children’s Resettlement Consortia; Chair of London & Quadrant Living, and the Chair of the Criminal Justice Alliance and works with the Prison Reform Trust as a Senior Associate.

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Ruth Dobson


Ruth is an independent advisor to purpose-driven organisations in the private and social sectors. She has a background in business and finance and was formerly a Partner with PwC, where she specialised in mergers and acquisitions. Ruth has extensive international experience. She was based in China from 2001-2010 where she established PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice and was involved with a community organisation supporting economic migrant communities in China, Nepal and Bangladesh. Ruth is a former Board member of UnLtd, the Fund for Social Entrepreneurs. She is an on-going member of the UnLtd Impact Fund Board and a Trustee of Embercombe, a land-based leadership development charity based in Devon. Ruth is a Chartered Accountant, holds a BA in History, a Masters in Poverty Reduction and is a Clore Social Leadership Fellow.

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David Archibald


David is the Non-executive Chair of the Board of Achieving for Children, a Council-owned Community Interest Company, which provides the full range of Children’s Services for three Councils. He is also the Independent Chair of two Local  Safeguarding Children Boards. A social worker by training, and after management positions in several councils, he has almost 20 years of director level experience,  as Director of Social Services, Director of Children’s Services, and Director of Adults Social Services. David has a strong track record of service improvement, and has undertaken various consultancy and interim management roles. He was recently the Independent Chair of a review of specialist regional facilities for children and young people in Northern Ireland. David served for 6 years as a trustee of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and has been a trustee at Dartington since late 2018.

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Vagn Hansen

Trustee and Hon. Treasurer

Vagn worked in the private sector for almost 35 years, mainly for Royal Dutch Shell in senior finance positions spanning a wide range of Shell’s businesses. Since 2010 he worked as an executive coach for senior leaders across numerous industries and advised businesses in transformation processes. He holds an Msc in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.

Vagn joined the Dartington Social Research Unit as a Trustee and Hon Treasurer in September 2011; a position he still holds for the Lab. He is also a Trustee for the Success For All Foundation UK, a charity that delivers an evidence-based school improvement strategy, focusing on literacy. Vagn has dual Danish and British citizenship and has lived in the UK (London) since 1996.