Davina James-Hanman is an independent Violence Against Women Consultant. She has worked in the field of violence against women for over three decades in a variety of capacities

She was formerly the Director of AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) for 17 years, which she took up following five years at L.B. Islington as the first local authority Domestic Violence Co-ordinator in the UK. From 2000-08, she had responsibility for developing and implementing the first London Domestic Violence Strategy for the Mayor of London during which time domestic homicides reduced by 57%.

Current projects include a range of quality assurance and standards development work, evaluations of innovative projects and Domestic Homicide Reviews. Davina is also an Expert Adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, a Special Adviser to Women in Prison and a Trustee of the Centre for Women’s Justice.