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.
Between 2009-2021, Neil was Respect’s Development Director, leading on new areas of work and taking them from inception through to delivery. He has worked as a Practice Advisor on the Drive project and chaired and authored numerous Domestic Homicide Reviews. 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 between 2020-2021, led the pilot of a remotely delivered domestic abuse intervention designed for fathers in Child Arrangements Proceedings.
Between 2014-2019 Neil was chair of the European Network Working With Perpetrators (www.wwp-en.eu). He now leads the development and implementation of Respect’s Young People’s Service, providing responses to young people using abuse towards their parents/carers, and workforce development and support.
Neil lives in York, having returned to the north after (too) many years in London. When
not at work he enjoys cycling and gardening.