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Romy Winter

Romy Winter

Lecturer, Police Studies and Emergency Management

Room 520, Social Sciences, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2319 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2864 (fax)

Romy.Winter@utas.edu.au

Romy completed a PhD with the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies 'Intimate Partner Violence: The Impact of Discourse on a Coordinated Response' in 2012 (UTAS) - Available at UTAS Library Open Repository.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Title of Thesis UniversityCountryAwarded
PhD 'Intimate Partner Violence: The Impact of Discourse on a Coordinated Response University of Tasmania Australia 2012
MAppSoc  Social Research University of Tasmania Australia  
BA Sociology and Administration University of Tasmania Australia

Biography

Prior to her PhD Romy previously completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Sociology and Administration, and a Masters of Applied Sociology (Social Research). Her Masters project in 1995 involved developing a social profile for applicants for unlawful termination of employment from an analysis of the case-tracking database of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia.

In terms of research experience, she has undertaken multiple research projects, involving questionnaire design and analysis of responses from written and online surveys, interviews and focus groups   Romy was in private practice as a social research and evaluation consultant for ten years prior to joining the Police Studies team.  Dr Winter has worked with a variety of research groups at the University of Tasmania including the Gender, Policy and Strategy Group, Health Governance and Promotion Research Group, Wicking Dementia Research Institute as well as the University Department of Rural Health.

Research Themes

Her research interests are interpersonal violence, risk assessment, gendered violence, family violence perpetrator behaviour change, family violence policy, police operational responses to family violence, social change, social mapping, social policy, work and industrial relations, criminology, ethnography and evaluation methodology.

Romy leads the Family Violence Research Theme at TILES. Her research interests are interpersonal violence, risk assessment, gendered violence, family violence perpetrator behaviour change, family violence policy, police operational responses to family violence, social change, social mapping, social policy, work and industrial relations, criminology, ethnography and evaluation methodology.

Romy's research aligns with the University's research themes of Better Health, and Creativity, Culture and Society.

A full list of Romy's publications can be found here https://rmdb.research.utas.edu.au/public/rmdb/q/indiv_detail_warp_trans/15251

View more on Dr Romy Winter in WARP

Expertise

Interpersonal violence, risk assessment, gendered violence, family violence perpetrator behaviour change, family violence policy, police operational responses to family violence, social change, social mapping, social policy, work and industrial relations, criminology, ethnography and evaluation methodology.

Collaboration

Completed research projects

  • Graduates as Agents of Change – with Megan Alessandrini, Nicola Goc and Angela Martin (2016)
  • Evaluation of Inter Agency Support Teams Plus (IAST+) (2016) with TILES (2016)
  • Engaging Men’s Awareness of the Effects on Children Exposed to Family and Domestic Violence with the Salvation Army (2015)
  • Chronic Disease Intervention Trials with GP Registrars (University of Wollongong 2013-2014)
  • Evaluation of Communities for Children 2011-2014 for the Salvation Army – with Erica Bell (2015)
  • Evaluation of Glenorchy on the Go (a Healthy Communities initiative), for Glenorchy Council – with Janine Combes (2015)
  • Evaluation of Come Alive and Thrive (a Healthy Communities initiative) for Central Highlands Council (2015)
  • Evaluation of a Binge Drinking strategy for Glenorchy Council – with Janine Combes (2015)
  • Assets Based Mapping Project for the SE Tas Communities for Children sites for the Salvation Arm (2014)
  • Evaluation of Living in Between (an anti-racism program running in Colleges and polytechnic) for the Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning (2013)
  • Evaluation of Step123 (adult literacy program) for the Salvation Army (2013 with Erica Bell, UDRH)
  • Evaluation of Supporting Young People on Bail for Save the Children (2013 with Janine Combes)
  • Evaluation of Carer Respite Trial for the Parkside Foundation (2013 with Janine Combes)
  • Investigation of women's experiences in the Building and Construction Industry, UTAS for Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board (2012 with Megan Alessandrini and Marilyn Reid)
  • Brokerage Models for Training and Workforce Development, for Skills Tasmania (2012)
  • Evaluation of Healing Our Way: Therapeutic Healing for Aboriginal Men and Youths in the Justice System, for Colony 47 (2012)
  • Service Mapping for the Brighton Municipality. UTAS for The Salvation Army (2012)
  • Research into women's participation in the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry 2011-12;
  • Evaluation of the Happiness project (with Community Focus) 2011-12)
  • Evaluation of Aboriginal Healing Project, 2011;
  • Evaluation of Community Capacity Building Grant Program (with Community Focus) 2011;
  • Evaluation of Communities for Children SE Tasmania, 2011;
  • Evaluation of Aboriginal Financial Literacy Program, 2011;
  • Literature review on violence and adolescent girls 2011;
  • Literature Review on the studying styles of police and law students 2011;
  • Research project – Investigating Women's Understanding of Family Violence Orders in Tasmania, 2011-12;
  • Evaluation of Healing Our Way – healing program for Aboriginal males at Risdon Prison and Ashley Youth Detention Centre and their community support networks 2010-12;
  • Evaluation of Trial of Voucher System for Respite Care, 2011;
  • Research project – Investigating the under participation in the workforce by women in Tasmania 2011;
  • Evaluation of the Early Years Foundation Grants Program 2010;
  • Literature Review on the learning styles of Police and Law students 2010;
  • Qualitative Benchmarks for the Workplace Standards Inspectorate 2010;
  • Evaluations of Multicultural Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Program for Phoenix Centre, Hobart 2011;
  • Analysis of Victoria Police Data on sexual assault 2011;
  • Service Activity and Client profile for the Women's Legal Service 2010-2011;
  • Developing funding proposals for E-learning platform for Tasmanian Artists 2011;
  • Literature Review on Reassurance Policing 2009;
  • Analysis of Resident Survey, Evaluation of Officer Next Door Program 2008;
  • Scoping Project on services for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community 2008;
  • Evaluation of Mission Australia's Youth Beat program 2008;
  • Evaluation of Family Support program, Family Drug Program and Mediation service (with Community Focus) 2008;
  • Employment Strategy for Murrayfield Farm (with Community Focus) 2008;
  • Literature Review on Elder Abuse 2008;
  • Analysis of Women on Top survey 2008;
  • Readership survey, The Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian 2008;
  • Evaluation of Mentoring Program for Cannabis offenders by Mission Australia 2008;
  • Development of Community Road Safety Kit for DIER Tas, with Community Focus 2007;
  • Extension of Women Get Active Program to Men, with Community Focus 2007;
  • Survey Analysis 'Women on Wheels' Project – Population Health, DHHS Tas 2007;
  • Evaluation of Private Rental Tenancy Support Scheme (Housing and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania , 2007);
  • Literature Review on Court Mandated Drug Diversion Programs for Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, and Departments of Psychology and Rural Health, University of Tasmania 2007;
  • Evaluation of the Community Sector Skills Development Program for Department of Health and Human Services, with Community Focus 2006;
  • Evaluation of Women Get Active program for Women Tasmania, in conjunction with Community Focus (November 2005);
  • Online survey of readers of Attitude in The Mercury (August 2005);
  • Readership profiles of The Mercury, The Saturday Mercury and The Sunday Tasmanian (August 2005);
  • Editing the report of Meenah Mienne (Aboriginal Arts Mentorship program) for arts@work (August 2005); and
  • Survey of readers of Tasmanian Country (January 2005).

Current projects

Current Research Activity

  • Development of a Risk Framework for the Safe Families Coordination Unit – with AP Roberta Julian and Ron Mason
  • Dads for Kids with the Salvation Army and Dr Peter Lucas, Prof Ken Walsh, Don McCrae and Dr Ron Frey
  • Building evidence for the professionalization of police through high impact teaching and learning with Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron and Dr Robert Trevethen
  • Housing Outcomes after Domestic and Family Violence with Dr Kathleen Flanagan, Prof Jan Breckenridge and AP kylie valentine

Fields of Research

  • Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (160205)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Public Policy (160510)

Research Objectives

  • Families and Family Services (940112)
  • Work and Family Responsibilities (940504)
  • Law Enforcement (940404)

Publications

Total publications

25

Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Alessandrini MJ, Winter RE, 'Systemic gender barriers in building and construction industry : Women co-preneurs as managers', Contemporary global perspectives on gender economics, IGI Global, Susanne Moore (ed), Australia, pp. 83-100. ISBN 9781466686113 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8611-3.ch005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Alessandrini MJ

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2012Winter R, Asquith N, 'Quality of Life Policing in Broadacre Housing Estate', Policing vulnerability, The Federation Press, I Bartkowiak-Theron and NL Asquith (ed), Sydney, Australia, pp. 67-83. ISBN 978-186287-897-6 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Winter R, 'Risk or vulnerability: red flags for intimate partner violence', Stop Domestic Violence Conference Proceedings, 5-7 December 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-1-922232-51-9 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Alessandrini MJ, Winter RE, 'Women co-preneurs and systemic gender barriers in the building and construction industry', International Labour Process Conference, 7-9 April 2014, Kings College, London, pp. 1-14. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Alessandrini MJ

2014Alessandrini MJ, Winter RE, 'Systemic gender barriers in building and construction industry: co-preneurs as managers', Gender Economics Global Conference, 10-11 June, Sydney, pp. 1-14. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Alessandrini MJ

2005Winter RE, 'The Risk of Risk Assessment in Intimate Partner Violence: What's Wrong with Actuarial Tools?', Proceedings of the TASA 2005 Conference, 5-8 December 2005, Hobart, Tasmania EJ ISBN 0-9598460-5-0 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Winter RE, Bell EJ, 'Adult literacy: 'whole-of-service' policy and practice directions', FaHCSIA, 978-1-86295-708-4 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

2012Julian R, Krawec-Wheaton A, Winter R, 'Evaluation of 'Transition from Remand and Detention' Project', Save the Children Australia, 21 June 2012 (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Julian R; Krawec-Wheaton A

2012Winter RE, Bell EJ, 'Service mapping in the Brighton Municipality', Salvation Army and Brighton Council, Hobart, Tasmania, 978-1-86295-688-9 (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

2012Alessandrini M, Winter R, Reid M, 'Women in the Building and Construction Industry Final Report', Tasmania Building & Construction Industry Training Board (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Alessandrini M; Reid M

2011Winter RE, Alessandrini MJ, 'Investigation of Tasmanian women's participation in the labour market: Research Data', Unions Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Alessandrini MJ

2011Winter RE, Alessandrini MJ, Fothergill TE, 'Investigation of women's participation in the Tasmanian labour market: Research Report', Unions Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Alessandrini MJ; Fothergill TE

2011Winter RE, Alessandrini MJ, Fothergill TE, 'Investigation of women's participation in the Tasmanian labour market: Media Brief', Unions Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Alessandrini MJ; Fothergill TE

2011Winter RE, Bell EJ, 'Aboriginal Financial Literacy: Developing a whole-of-service approach', The Salvation Army Tasmania, 1 (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

2011Winter RE, Bell EJ, 'Communities for Children: a rural whole-of-community capacity building project', The Salvation Army (Tas), 1 (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

2009Asquith NL, Eckhardt MF, Winter RE, Campbell DM, 'Review and Evaluation of the Officer Next Door Program', Housing Tasmania, Tasmania Police, Hobart (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Asquith NL; Eckhardt MF; Campbell DM

2008Winter RE, Bruno RB, Julian RD, 'Community Youth Action Mentoring Project', Mission Australia, Inc (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB; Julian RD

2007Atkinson R, Jacobs KA, Williams S, Winter RE, 'An Evaluation of the Private Rental Tenancy Support Service', Centacare, 1 (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Atkinson R; Jacobs KA; Williams S

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Winter RE, 'Intimate Partner Violence: The Impact of Discourse on a Coordinated Response' (2012) [PhD]

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Entry

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Winter RE, 'Theories of Intimate Partner Violence', Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention, Bonnie S. Fisher and Steven P. Lab (ed), United States, 2, pp. 1 (2010) [Entry]

DOI: 10.4135/9781412979993 [eCite] [Details]

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2009Winter RE, 'Policing Domestic Violence', The SAGE Dictionary of Policing, Alison Wakefield and Jenny Fleming (ed), United States, 1, pp. 92 (2009) [Entry]

DOI: 10.4135/9781446269053 [eCite] [Details]

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Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Lucas PV, Winter RE, Hughes CJ, Walsh K, 'Increasing Men's Awareness of the Effects on Children Exposed to Family and Domestic Violence', Family Violence Men's Education Project Final Report, The Salvation Army and the University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lucas PV; Hughes CJ; Walsh K

2014Winter RE, Bell EJ, 'Building Community capacity for 'At Risk' Children: Practice and Policy directions for South-East Tasmania', The Salvation Army, Tasmania, pp. 1-127. (2014) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

2013Winter RE, 'Empowering Parents Empowering Communities', Murdoch Research Institute, Australia, pp. 1-68. (2013) [Report Other]

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2012Winter RE, 'Brokerage Models for Training and Workforce Development', Skills Tasmania, Tasmania, pp. 1-26. (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$402,382

Projects

Evaluation of Family Violence Offender Intervention Program (FVOIP) Outcomes (2017)$54,135
Description
This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the FVOIP in reducing family violence recidivism and identify factors predictive of family violence recidivism.
Funding
Department of Justice Tasmania ($54,135)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Norris K; Matthewson ML; Julian RD; Winter RE
Year
2017
Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence (2017)$134,016
Description
This project examines the safety of, risks to, and well-being outcomes for women and children who move house after leaving family violence. Using a housing pathways approach it will identify where and how a more integrated service response at critical intervention points can improve outcomes for family violence survivors.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($134,016)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Flanagan KM; Valentine K; Breckenridge J; Bullen J; Winter RE; Burns L
Year
2017
Engaging men who use violence (2017)$60,031
Description
The Engaging Men who Use Violence project, previously undertaken with the Salvation Army, clearly identified that there are very few resources that specifically address men's violence and the impact of family violence on children. There are also no specific targeted media or social marketing campaigns that address the positive father/child relationship; promote positive fathering; and educate the community on the effect that violence can have on children. The Salvation Army has been granted $60,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services to develop these resources. The DADS FOR KIDS Project will develop:a training module in consultation with key stakeholders and the community to raise awareness of the impact of men's violence on children. The resources will have the potential for national application and make a significant impact to intervene early to break the inter-generational cycle of family violence. The project will use a multifaceted approach to integrate evidence-based approaches on how to change men's violent behaviour. innovative and multi-purpose resourcesan innovative and 'catchy' video clip (separately funded) and resources will be developed for different media platforms including television commercials, web-based services and social media as part of a multimedia resource kit. This includes the design of multi-media strategies and development of best-practice training modules. a Community of Practice with existing services working with men, fathers and families, and a Final Report including recommendations to inform policy development, national action plans and implementation of translational research findings into practice.
Funding
Department of Social Services ($60,031)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Walsh K; Hughes CJ; Winter RE; Lucas PV
Year
2017
Engaging Men who Use Violence (2015)$50,000
Description
The project will involve a novel approach to changing the behaviour of violent men by educating them on the impact of witnessing and experiencing violence on their children
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Salvation Army (Tas)
Research Team
Kuilenburg N; Walsh K; Hughes CJ; Winter RE
Year
2015
Clinical Redesign of respiratory pathways in residential aged care (2014)$80,000
Description
Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of unplanned admissions from residential aged care and the wider community. This project aims to reduce the burden of preventable unplanned admissions from aged care facilities and improve health outcomes.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($80,000)
Scheme
vTAHSP Demonstration Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bell EJ; Robinson AL; Walters EH; Palmer AJ; Winter RE; Annear MJ; Elliott KJ
Year
2014
The Social Determinants of Health Project Evaluation Framework (2013)$24,200
Description
In developing the Evaluation Framework the project will: establish the parameters that will be used to measure the success of the Social Determinants of Health Project; provide criteria to measure the long-term sustainability and outcomes of the Social Determinants of Health Project; determine parameters for the Project Evaluation including achieving Project Aims and Objectives Baseline data and data sources for the Project Evaluation; the development of key metrics using quantitative and qualitative data; provide an indicative timeline for the Evaluation process; develop a budget for the Project Evaluation process; meet with the TML project team as required to ensure consistency and appropriateness in determining project requirements. The Social Determinants of Health Project Evaluation Framework will be developed in conjunction with the Social Determinants of Health Project Plan to ensure consistency.
Funding
Tasmania Medicare Local ($24,200)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Winter RE
Year
2013