Domestic Homicide Reviews

Independent Domestic Homicide Review Chair and Overview Report Author services.

Vital information derived from Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) provides actionable insights to steer national and local policy and practice, as well as learning that can be incorporated into local and regional training programmes to improve service responses and reduce the likelihood of future similar homicide.

onEvidence Director, Dr Roxanne Khan, works with community safety partnerships (CSP) to provide independent Domestic Homicide Review Chair and Overview Report Writer services, across England and Wales.

About Dr Roxanne Khan

Domestic homicide reviews: Chair and Overview Report Author

Dr Roxanne Khan - Domestic Homicide Review Chair and Author
  • In-depth knowledge of domestic violence and stalking issues, including ‘honour’-based abuse and killings, coercive control, domestic homicide, and domestic abuse-related suicide
  • Specialist experience of working with individuals experiencing problems with mental health, alcohol or drugs, and vulnerable individuals, including children 
  • Knowledge of Equality Act 2010 and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and eliminating unlawful discrimination
  • Active in the areas of current domestic abuse and violence research, legislation and guidance relating to adults and children
  • Strong investigative, analytical, interviewing, communication, and reporting skills with the ability to
    engage sensitively and effectively with the families of victims and perpetrators as well as professionals
  • Extensive experience of partnership working with the main agencies likely to be involved in the domestic homicide review, including the emergency services, social services, housing, charities, the NHS and Safer Communities Partnerships, and an understanding of their discipline regimes, roles and context of their involvement in the process of domestic homicide reviews
  • Understanding of the responsibilities of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP), Review Panel and Independent Review Panel Chair
  • Management expertise, including complex project management at local, national and international level
  • £10,000,000 Public and Products Liability insurance and £2,000,000 Professional Indemnity Insurance
Latest Domestic Homicide Review

Latest DHR Report

Review into the death of Amber in September 2021

Dr Roxanne Khan
Director, onEvidence Ltd
Independent Chair and Report Author

On behalf of Safer Somerset Partnership

Published April 2024

Dr Khan has over 20 years’ experience of developing and managing violence and abuse research projects. She is Director of Honour Abuse Research Matrix and Deputy Lead of the Centre for Criminal Justice Research at the University of Central Lancashire, where she lectures in Forensic Psychology.

She collaborates with local and national organisations, including local and county councils, police, health services, survivors and families, charities, NGOs, and governmental representatives to develop information resources and innovative strategies to help organisations to improve their work on preventing domestic abuse.

Dr Khan worked with Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Farah Nazeer, CEO, Women’s Aid Federation of England, and other leading experts to produce Domestic Abuse Policy Guidance for UK Universities. This first-and-only policy guidance, aimed at safeguarding staff and students, has since been adopted by major UK universities and was shortlisted by the Times Higher Education Awards for ‘Research Project of the Year’ 2022.

She also authored Harmful Traditional Practices in the Workplace: Guidance for Best Practice, working with a panel of ‘honour’ abuse and forced marriage experts, including Former Scotland Yard Det. Chief Supt, Gerry Campbell MBE, Nazir Afzal OBE, Welsh government advisor, Yasmin Khan, Caroline Goode QPM, survivor of forced marriage and author activist, Shaheen Hashmat, and Dexter Dias QC.

Dr Khan is Academic Partner on the Lancashire Partnership against Domestic Abuse steering group and is Domestic Homicide Review Chair and Author for Safer Leicestershire Partnership and Safer Somerset Partnership.

She has authored 45 peer-reviewed academic/scientific articles and research reports, 5 book chapters, two domestic abuse policy guidance documents, and delivered over 20+ invited keynote national/international presentations on her research findings. Dr Khan is sole author of new textbook The Psychology of Honour Abuse, Violence and Killings, New Frontiers in Forensic Psychology, Routledge, to be published in 2024.

Domestic Homicide Reviews: Overview Report

  • The DHR Overview Report examines ‘how and why events occurred’. Evidence-based, impartial, fair, compassionate, balanced and thorough in its approach
  • To avoid confusion, all statements made are backed up by clear rationale
  • Plain English narrative reporting style is designed to be understandable to the victim’s family and friends, the perpetrator and public, as well as the contributing individuals and agencies
  • Draft recommendations are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely), so that the transition to an Action Plan is straightforward
Domestic homicide reviews - chair and author services

Review DHR activities are carried out using electronic means (online meetings using Microsoft Teams).

Commissioning onEvidence

If you would like to appoint Dr Khan as independent domestic homicide review chair and author, or have any questions, please get in touch.

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