James Rowlands is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded doctoral research at Sussex University, where he is researching Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs), with a focus on how DHR are understood, operate and are used.
James is also an Independent Consultant and in that capacity chairs DHRs. James originally trained as a Social Worker and an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA).
James set up the first advocacy service for gay, bisexual and heterosexual men in Wales (the Dyn Project) and he has 14 years of experience in the domestic abuse sector having worked in a range of frontline and strategic roles.
James currently works part-time as a Geographic Lead for the Office of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales.