James Rowlands trained as a Social Worker and an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA). He is currently an Independent Consultant and is studying for a PhD at Sussex University. James has a professional and research interest in Domestic Homicide Reviews, including the role they play in the coordinated community response to domestic violence and abuse and the difference they make in preventing homicides in the future. In 2019 James was awarded a Churchill Fellowship. He will be investigating international approaches to domestic / family violence death reviews. James will be looking at how death reviews are established and how they operate, including how they go about identifying learning and making recommendations to improve practice and policy. James is particularly interested in the way that different countries approach the involvement of families and friends, as well as specialist domestic abuse services.