Neil founded the London Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) in 1989. Providing behavioural change programmes to perpetrators of domestic abuse, and integrated support and safety work to their partners and
ex-partners alongside this, DVIP has been considered a centre of excellence in this field for over 25 years.
In 2006, Neil started working at Respect, where he developed the Respect Service Standard. Now in its 3rd edition, the Standard (2017) sets out the principles which underpin safe and effective models of work and accredited service delivery across the UK.
Since 2009, Neil has been Respect’s Development Director, leading on new areas of work and taking them from inception through to delivery. Until 2017 he was a Practice Advisor on the Drive project, working with serial perpetrators of high-risk domestic violence; between 2014-2019 he was chair of the European Network Working With Perpetrators (www.wwp-en.eu); and between 2014-19 he chaired and authored numerous Domestic Homicide Reviews.
Neil currently leads on Respect’s Young People’s Work providing responses to young people using abuse towards their parents/carers, and the Safe & Together London Partnership. He was a member of the MoJ panel assessing the risk of harm to children and their parents in private family law proceedings (published in August 2020) and is currently working on the pilot of a remotely delivered domestic abuse intervention designed for fathers in Child Arrangements Proceedings.
Neil lives in York, returning to the north after (too) many years in London. When not at work he enjoys cycling and gardening.