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Callyane Desroches

Head of Policy and Strategy


Callyane has been a trusted advisor to Crest’s clients for the past six years. Her work includes end-to-end strategic transformation programme delivery, collaborative policy creation, and performance management framework development.

Callyane regularly leads on strategic needs assessments, evaluations and research projects, regionally, domestically and internationally. Her work on violence and vulnerability, and the impact of Covid-19 on the criminal justice system, has seen her give evidence to the Justice Select Committee, speak on Radio 5 Live and give briefings to the BBC.

Before joining Crest, Callyane led research on adult sexual exploitation in England with the Police Foundation.


She holds a first class M.A. in Geopolitics, Territory and Security from KCL and a first class B.A. (Hons) from the University of Oxford.

Key achievements

  • Led demand and performance analysis of criminal justice services for Police and Crime Commissioners and local criminal justice boards.

  • Evaluated Prevent projects in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University for the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism.

  • Awarded the Meldrum Prize by the University of Oxford for her research on Indigenous Political Resistance Strategies in 2013.

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