Our Vision

We believe in a world free from the threat of violence and the right of everyone to be protected from those who would harm them.

Our Mission

To achieve this vision, we will;

  • Use research and knowledge development to support professional responses to threats of serious harm and homicide
  • Review homicides and disseminate findings to professionals and communities
  • Disseminate research findings and guidance via the DART project to professionals and communities

Our Values

  • We believe everyone has a right to feel safe and free from violence.
  • We believe that research can help build knowledge to better protect people and prevent violence.
  • We will invest in research to further our mission.


Dr Jane Monckton-Smith

Dr Jane Monckton-Smith


Jane is an award-winning researcher and Criminologist with expertise in the area of Homicide, Coercive Control, and Stalking.

Jane chairs Domestic Homicide Reviews, advises police and other agencies on public protection issues and works with families bereaved by homicide. Jane is a Trustee for Protection Against Stalking, and a consultant to Network for Surviving Stalking. Jane is an active researcher and has published a number of books on homicide and criminal investigation. She developed DART as a result of her work in domestic homicide.

Jane is Senior Lecturer in Criminology, and Director CLIPP at the University of Gloucestershire.

Rod Horrocks

Rod Horrocks

Operations Director

Rod met Jane and Sue in his role as an Enterprise Partner at The Growth Hub; Rod helped the team to translate the original DART delivery into an App for Smartphones.

Rod has since taken up a role as Operations Director using his  project Management skills and deep understanding of start-ups has developed the PPSS business. Setting up operational infrastructure and motivating and driving the team to complete the activities to develop the business.

Rod’s background includes managing his own businesses and through the Growth Hub supporting and mentoring start-up businesses from both within the University and the broader business environment.

Craig Mitchell

Craig Mitchell

Technical Manager

Craig met Jane through the University of Gloucestershire, initially, his services were required to create the stern branding for the DART Toolkit.

Craig has since taken up a role as the website and social media manager and with his graphic design and print management skills he continues to manage all areas of digital and printed marketing for both PPSS and DART.

His main focus now is the technical architecture, design, and branding for both the DART app on platforms including iOS and Android, including liaison with the technical developers, plus ongoing development of website content.

Sue Haile

Sue Haile

DHR Operations Manager

Sue has worked and volunteered in the domestic violence sector for over thirty years and has an in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse & stalking.

She has worked for both national and local charities supporting women and children, affected by domestic abuse. Sue has a First Class Honours degree in Women Studies and Education Studies, is a registered Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA), and also a qualified trainer.

Currently, Sue is the Chair of Trustees of the national charity Protection Against Stalking (PAS) and she works with families affected by domestic homicides with Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA).