My Churchill Fellowship
In 2019 I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Churchill Fellowships are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand professional and personal horizons by travelling abroad for up to 8 weeks, researching innovative practice.
During my Churchill Fellowship, I will be investigating international approaches to domestic / family violence death reviews. In England and Wales, the review process (known as a ‘Domestic Homicide Review’) was only introduced in 2011. During my travels, I will be exploring and comparing different approaches to reviews. To date I have travelled to:
The United States - where I attended the first national summit run by the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative (NDVFRI), and also made contacts with a number of Death Review Teams around the country
New Zealand - where I explored the work of the Family Death Review Committee
Australia - where I was able to learn more about the different approaches in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, as well as the work of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network
Later this year I will be completing my travels, with a final visit to Canada.