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Romy Winter

Lecturer, Policing and Emergency Management, School of Social Sciences
Senior Researcher, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies

Room 520 , Social Sciences

+61 3 6226 2319 (phone)

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.

Biography

Romy teaches a number of units in the Police Studies and Emergency Management program developed specially for frontline police officers – in areas such as risk management/risk assessment; family violence; victimology and applied policy.

Romy has a variety of research interests spanning from the core interest of family violence. She has worked on educating the community on the impact of family violence on children; on engaging men for the purpose of changing violent behaviours; and looked at victim satisfaction with the criminal justice process around family violence.  This is an ever-changing space and, in spite of half a century of research into violence in relationships, there is still much work to be done to understand this complex area, particularly in prevention and intervention. We are still finding out about the multifaceted impacts of experiencing violence on adult and child victims. An emerging category of interest for Romy is men’s violence against men.

Romy’s current postgraduate students are researching topics such as police response to the Royal Commission on Institutional Child Abuse; the early warning signs of violence in a relationship; the parenting of mothers who have experienced violence in their family of origin; and the overlap between sexual abuse and family violence.

Romy was in private practice as a social research and evaluation consultant for ten years prior to joining the Police Studies team in 2016.  During her consultancy period, she undertook a range of projects for federal, state and local governments, non-government organisations and community groups. These projects ranged from evaluations of social programs to scoping studies to inform new government policy.

Romy leads the specialist research theme of Violence and Abuse within the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies.  This group, a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Social and Health Sciences, undertakes contract research as well as new research in the broad category of violence and abuse.  Romy and Dr Ron Frey from VARU, have recently developed the content for a national program delivered by Lifeline Australia as part of the DV-Alert curriculum on recognising and responding to men who use violence.

Projects currently underway are:

  • Connecting law enforcement and public health stakeholders with community champions to minimise harm associated with unresolved trauma;
  • Evaluating support programs for rough sleepers for Hobart City Mission;
  • Developing a cross-disciplinary understanding of male victims of abuse;
  • Applying complexity theory to the understanding of social inequality;
  • Developing resources for early intervention strategies for vandalism for the City of Launceston;
  • Researching and training in Start Today Again: fathers healing relationships after family violence.

Prior to her PhD on the criminalisation of family violence in Tasmania, Romy had completed 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.  She has retained an interest in workplace issues, particularly relating to gender inequality.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Title of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
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

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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.

Research Themes

Romy's research aligns with the University's research themes of Better Health, and Creativity, Culture and Society. Her specific research interests are Interpersonal violence, gender and violence, family violence perpetrator behaviour change, family violence policy, police operational responses to family violence, risk assessment for violence, vulnerable families, social change, social mapping, social policy, work and industrial relations, ethnography and evaluation methodology. She also has an interest in the intersection of gender and workplace issues.

Romy is leader of the Violence and Abuse Research Unit (VARU) within TILES.  VARU is a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the social and health sciences whose work focuses on all aspects of interpersonal violence – including family violence, child and elder abuse, and violence against women.

Romy leads research around risk factors for interpersonal violence; the impact of parental violence on children; behaviour change programs for perpetrators of violence, policing of family violence and improving understanding of emotional abuse in violent relationships.

Romy’s publications (full list)

Collaboration

Romy’s research is predominantly done in a multi-disciplinary capacity. In the past five years she has worked collaboratively with researchers in criminology, psychology, medicine, emergency medicine, and rural health.  She has a long relationship working with the community sector, specifically The Salvation Army’s Social Programs Directorate.

Completed research projects

  • Development of a Risk Framework for the Safe Families Coordination Unit – with Prof R Julian & Mr Mason (Health Sciences)– funded by DPFEM 2019
  • Evaluation of Communities for Children (SE Tas) 2018 – with Dr Ron Frey – funded by The Salvation Army (TAS) 2019
  • Start Today Again: Engaging Men who Use Violence  – with Prof K. Walsh & Dr P. Lucas (Health Sciences) & Dr R Frey – in partnership with The Salvation Army (TAS) funded by Department of Social Services 2018
  • Evaluation of the Family Violence Offender Intervention Program – with Prof R Julian, Dr Kimberley Norris and Dr Mandy Mathewson (VARU) –funded by Department of Justice 2018
  • Evaluation of the use of Electronic Monitoring for high-risk family violence offenders – with A/Prof R Julian (VARU) – funded by DPFEM 2018
  • CALE Hothouse project: How do police educators’ perceptions of young people’s engagement in education inform their instructional practice? – Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron; Prof Roberta Julian, Dr David Moltow, Cassandra Thoars, Sancia West 2018
  • Building evidence for the professionalisation of police through high impact teaching and learning– with Dr I Bartkowiak-Theron & Dr M Trevethan – Teaching Development Grant 2017
  • 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

  • Evaluating Project Vigilance: trial of bilateral electronic monitoring of family violence offenders in Tasmania – with Prof R Julian, Dr R Frey, Dr K Norris, Dr M Matthewson, Dr P Lucas and Ms E Herrlander Birgerson;
  • Development of a national training module for Lifeline to help front line workers respond to men who are using violence (funded under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children) – with Dr R Frey
  • Evaluation of the Mother’s Circle: a countering violent extremism program for mothers of adolescents for the Phoenix Centre – with Prof R Julian, Dr D Campbell and Dr G MacCarrick.
  • Evaluating Strong Families, Safe Kids for Department of Communities – with Dr K Jose, Prof R Eccleston, Dr S Hyslop and Dr R Frey; and
  • Action research on evidence base for Start Today Again: fathers healing relationships after family violence – with Dr R Frey and Dr P Lucas
  • Law Enforcement and Public Health: Family Violence – with Dr I Barkowiak-Theron, Prof R Julian, Dr J Ayton, Dr D Campbell, Ms R Mawad and Ms J Haestrup.

Fields of Research

  • Police administration, procedures and practice (440211)
  • Social policy (440712)
  • Public policy (440709)

Research Objectives

  • Families and family services (230107)
  • Law enforcement (230404)
  • Work and family responsibilities (230505)

Publications

Total publications

45

Journal Article

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Winter R, Herrlander Birgerson EL, Frey R, Julian R, Lucas P, et al., 'Bilateral electronic monitoring of high-risk family violence perpetrators in an Australian jurisdiction', Police Science: Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing, 6, (2) pp. 51-58. ISSN 2206-5202 (2022) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Herrlander Birgerson EL; Frey R; Julian R; Lucas P; Norris K; Matthewson ML

2021Spiranovic C, Hudson N, Winter R, Stanford S, Norris K, et al., 'Navigating risk and protective factors for family violence during and after the COVID-19 perfect storm'', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 33, (1) pp. 5-18. ISSN 1034-5329 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10345329.2020.1849933 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Spiranovic C; Hudson N; Stanford S; Norris K; Bartkowiak-Theron I; Cashman K

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Winter R, '(Gender) and vulnerability: the case of intimate partner violence', Policing Encounters with Vulnerability, Palgrave Macmillan, NL Asquith, I Bartkowiak-Theron and KA Roberts (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 199-220. ISBN 978-3-319-51227-3 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51228-0_9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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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

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Winter RE, Herrlander Birgerson EL, Julian RD, Frey R, Lucas PV, et al., 'Bilateral Electronic Monitoring of High-Risk Family Violence Perpetrators in Tasmania', Australian and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing, 17 August & 27-28 October, Online (2021) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Herrlander Birgerson EL; Julian RD; Frey R; Lucas PV; Norris K; Matthewson ML

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2019Frey R, Winter R, Julian R, 'ISIRC ID: I143. Neoliberalism as trauma: a case study of intergenerational disadvantage in an Australian community', 11th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC): Social Innovation: Local Solutions to Global Challenges, 2 - 4 September 2019, Glasgow, pp. 96-96. (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frey R; Julian R

2019Herrlander Birgerson E, Julian R, Winter R, Lucas P, Norris K, et al., 'The introduction of bilateral electronic monitoring for high risk family violence perpetrators in Tasmania', 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, 10-13 December 2019, Perth, WA, Australia, pp. 1-12. (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Herrlander Birgerson E; Julian R; Lucas P; Norris K; Matthewson M

2018MacSween M, Frey R, Winter R, 'Domestic & family Violence: working with children, mothers and fathers', Every Child Succeeds: The 2018 Communities for Children Conference, 23-24 October 2018, Launceston Conference Centre, Tasmania, pp. 1-22. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Winter R, Frey R, McCrae D, Lucas P, Kuilenburg C, et al., 'Start today again - Working with violent fathers', STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia, 3-5 December 2018, Gold Coast, pp. 1-13. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Frey R; Lucas P; Walsh K

2016Winter R, 'Risk or vulnerability: red flags for intimate partner violence', Stop Domestic Violence Conference Proceedings, 5-7 December 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 61-77. 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

(20 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022MacDonald E, Winter R, Bartkowiak-Theron I, 'Evaluation of Safe Spaces: Final Report', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and Hobart City Mission, Australia (2022) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: MacDonald E; Bartkowiak-Theron I

2022Winter R, Frey R, Mason R, Bentley K, 'Vandalism in Launceston', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and City of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (2022) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Frey R; Mason R; Bentley K

2021Winter R, Herrlander Birgerson E, Julian R, Frey Ron, Lucas PR, et al., 'Evaluation of Project Vigilance: electronic monitoring of family violence offenders - Final Report', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), Australia, July 2021 (2021) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Herrlander Birgerson E; Julian R; Frey Ron; Lucas PR; Norris K; Matthewson M

2020Campbell DM, Julian RD, Winter RE, MacCarrick GF, 'Evaluation of Mothers' Circle: Empowering women to counter violent extremism (CVE) within families and communities', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), Hobart (2020) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Campbell DM; Julian RD; MacCarrick GF

2020Frey Ron, Winter R, 'DV-alert - Men who use violence for frontline workers', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), Australia (2020) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Frey Ron

2019Frey Ron, Winter R, 'Evaluation of The Salvation Army Communities for Children Facilitating Partner Program (South East Tasmania) - Final Report', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), Australia, April 2019 (2019) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Frey Ron

2018Bartkowiak-Theron I, Campbell D, Mawad R, Winter R, West S, et al., 'Law enforcement and public health workshop series: Report No. 2 - Developing shared measures', Tasmania, Australia, 2 (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bartkowiak-Theron I; Campbell D; Mawad R; West S; Kitchener Val; Julian R

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2018Bartkowiak-Theron I, Campbell D, Mawad R, Winter R, West S, et al., 'Law Enforcement and Public Health Workshop Series Report No. 3 - Backbone Organisations', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, Australia, 3 (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bartkowiak-Theron I; Campbell D; Mawad R; West S; Julian R

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2018Bartkowiak-Theron I, Tilyard S, Ayton JE, Mawad R, Campbell DM, et al., 'Law Enforcement and Public Health Workshop Series Report No. 4 - Knowledge Exchanges the Determinants of Crime and the Determinants of Health', 4 (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bartkowiak-Theron I; Ayton JE; Mawad R; Campbell DM; West SG; Julian R

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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

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

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

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

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Co-authors: Alessandrini MJ

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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

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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

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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

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Bartkowiak-Theron I, Campbell D, Winter R, West S, Julian R, et al., 'Law enforcement and public health workshop series', Report No. 5 - A co-located, multi-disciplinary initiative for Tasmania, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-4. (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Bartkowiak-Theron I; Campbell D; West S; Julian R; Mawad R

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2018Norris K, Winter R, Matthewson M, Julian RD, 'Evaluation of the Tasmania's Family Violence Offender Intervention Program (FVOIP)', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES) and University of Tasmania Division of Psychology, Final Report (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Norris K; Matthewson M; Julian RD

2017Bartkowiak-Theron IMF, Julian R, Winter R, Howes LM, Kelty S, 'Evaluation of the IAST plus Project: Final Evaluation Report', UTAS Faculty of Arts and the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; Julian R; Howes LM; Kelty S

2017Frey R, McCrae D, Winter R, Lucas P, Walsh K, et al., 'Start Today Again - Fathers healing relationships after family violence', University of Tasmania/The Salvation Army Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-67. (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Frey R; McCrae D; Lucas P; Walsh K

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, pp. 1-92. (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

20

Total funding

$982,767

Projects

Evaluation of Baptcare Family Violence Programs (2022)$9,149
Description
This project will involve an evaluation of Baptcare's implementation of the Caring Dads and Mothers in Mind programs in Tasmania to prevent family violence. The evaluation will comprise a desktop analysis of deidentified client data and a system wide mapping of family violence service provision in Tasmania.
Funding
Baptcare LTD ($9,149)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winter RE; Hudson CE; Spiranovic CA; Stanford SN; Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; Cashman K; Norris K
Year
2022
Drivers of Vandalism (2021)$34,892
Description
The City of Launceston has identified a number of issues associated with repeat vandalism in the Northern Suburbs which create a range of negative consequences for community members and council departments. Council has approached the Violence and Abuse Research unit (VARU) within TILES to provide information and understandings to enable long term behaviour change and also examples of place-based strategies to reduce vandalism.
Funding
Launceston City Council ($34,892)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winter RE
Year
2021
Evaluation of Safe Spaces (2021)$31,762
Description
Evaluation of the implementation and impact of the Safe Day Spaces and Safe Night Spaces operated Hobart City Mission.
Funding
HOBART CITY MISSION ($31,762)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winter RE; Bartkowiak-Theron IMF
Year
2021
Sexual violence in southern Tasmania (2021)$42,124
Description
The project will conduct the first Tasmanian study of its kind focusing on giving diverse communities in Tasmania a voice on what they see as the scale, nature, barriers to seeking help and solutions to sexual violence.
Funding
Sexual Assault Support Services ($42,124)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Asquith NL; Winter RE; Cashman K; Norris K; Stanford SN; Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; Hudson CE; Spiranovic CA
Year
2021
DV-alert: Recognising and Responding to Men who use Violence (2020)$102,080
Description
Research and development of a single day workshop curriculum and materials for Lifeline Australia which will be used to educate and empower front line workers that may encounter men who may be using violence at home.
Funding
Lifeline Australia ($102,080)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winter RE; Frey R
Year
2020
LEPH TILES (2020)$2,000
Description
The project aims to deliver new preventative and collaborative training, services and technologies to law enforcemnt and health professionals to improve support for individuals and families at risk of experiencing alcohol and other drug addiction, mental illness and family violence.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($2,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-ON Prime
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; Julian RD; Winter RE; Ayton JE; West SG
Year
2020
Fostering Trauma-Informed Communities of Practice in areas of Rural and Regional Tasmania (2020 - 2021)$10,844
Description
This project aims to train community members in the area of trauma-informed practice. This is a pilot project that is looking at the extent to which the training lay community members in trauma-informed practice helps support the work of specialised service delivery. The target issue is domestic violence, although consideration is made of such related issues as drug and alcohol use and mental ill-health. This pilot project is specifically based in Huonville.
Funding
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal ($9,844)
Scheme
Grant-Strengthening Rural Communities
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; Frey R; Winter RE; Ayton JE
Period
2020 - 2021
Evaluation of Project Vigilance (Full Trial) (2019 - 2020)$116,357
Description
This project is an evaluation of the full trial of 'Project Vigilance', an initiative involving the electronic monitoring of family violence offenders by Tasmania Police. TILES will undertake an evaluation of the project for the period of the full trial i.e. from January 2019 to December 2020.
Funding
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] ($116,357)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Winter RE; Norris K; Matthewson ML; Frey R; Lucas PV
Period
2019 - 2020
Evaluation of Mothers Circle: Empowering Women to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) within families and communities (2019 - 2020)$20,000
Description
The Mothers' Circle is a tailored Australian response to the growing recognition of the role of mothers in CVE, to be piloted by the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Hobart and Launceston. The MRC has been subcontracted by DPFEM (funding from Department of Home Affairs) to develop curriculum and materials which will be used to educate and empower women in target communities to recognise and respond to early signs of problem behaviour and radicalisation. The Violence and Abuse Research Unit within TILES has been asked to undertake action research and evaluation activity through the life of the project.
Funding
Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tas) Inc ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Winter RE; MacCarrick GF; Campbell DM
Period
2019 - 2020
Strong Families, Safe Kids (SFSK) Project Evaluation (2019)$97,500
Description
The Department of Communities Tasmania's Strong Families, Safe Kids (SFSK) project involved the redesign of the Child Safety Service to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families in order to ameliorate increasing numbers of notifications and occasions of statutory intervention. The SFSK project was tasked with implementing the 30 actions detailed in the Implementation Plan over four years to June 2020. The Institute for the Study of Social Change has been asked to tender for a project to evaluate the impact of SFSK, including the outcomes associated with the redesign, designing an evaluation framework to support the DCT's ongoing work through to June 2025 and advise on potential areas for future work.
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($97,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jose KA; Eccleston RG; Frey R; Hyslop SE; Winter RE
Year
2019
Evaluation of the Communities for Children Program in SE Tasmania 2018 (2018)$24,571
Description
The Salvation Army has requested a quotation for provision of an evaluation of the Communities for Children program to take place between January and June (inclusive) in 2018.
Funding
Salvation Army (Tas) ($24,571)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winter RE; Frey R
Year
2018
Evaluation of Project Vigilance - Electronic Monitoring of Family Violence Offenders (2018)$28,550
Description
The project involves conducting an interim evaluation of "Project Vigilance', an initiative involving the electronic monitoring of family violence offenders by Tasmania Police.
Funding
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] ($28,550)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Winter RE; Norris K; Matthewson ML; Frey R; Lucas PV
Year
2018
How do police educators perceptions of young peoples engagement in education inform their instructional practice? (2018)$14,678
Description
Interest in tertiary education in the criminal justice and policing professions is at an all-time high internationally, with growing scrutiny on the 'professionalisation' of the criminal justice industry, through higher education schemes . Unsurprisingly, this increased attention focuses on what works, what does not, performance indicators and evidence of impact in the delivery of education for the industry. A lot of the police curriculum revolves around procedural justice, and how police officers should interact with vulnerable people (understandably, since 75% of police interaction in the field is with vulnerable people). However, not much research looks at the extent to which the attitudes (towards vulnerable groups) of those who teach future practitioners actually influence operational practice.As part of police work with vulnerable people, police interact with young people on a regular basis. Most, if not all evidence-based policing policy advise officers to arrest as a last resort, and to favour educative and reintegrative options in their interactions with young people.As a case-study, this project focuses on the instructional practice of police educators (police officers and academics) at recruit level on the specific topic of at-risk youth (as part of the recruits learning about vulnerable people). It is currently unclear whether police educators' understand the links between disengagement from school and the behaviours that bring young people into contact with police. It is also unclear whether negative or positive attitudes in the police academy classroom become bias within teaching practice. In light of the historically tense relationship between youths and police, we want to see whether specific teaching behaviour in the classroom encourage a disassociation (or even distrust) between youth and police, contributing to cultures of conflict and distrust.Taking, as a case study, the interaction of police with young people, we seek to analyse:- whether any negative bias or attitudes are transferred to recruits during their training- how police educators understand the idea of young people's engagement in education, and any benefit this may have on resilience and avoidance of criminal / delinquent 'careers'- whether the above understanding is conveyed to recruits during their training.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,678)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; Moltow DT; Julian RD; Winter RE; Thoars C; West SG
Year
2018
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 resources*an 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
Development of a risk framework for the Safe Families Coordination Unit (SFCU) (2016)$45,878
Description
This project involves working with Tasmania Police to develop a risk assessment framework for addressing family violence in the context of the newly established inter-agency Safe Families Cordination Unit (SFCU)
Funding
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] ($45,878)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Winter RE
Year
2016
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

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DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Earliest Warning Signs of Partner Abuse2019
PhDDoes Childhood Exposure to Family Violence and Abuse Compound the Impacts of Family Violence on Adult Victim's Parenting Post Separation?2019