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Ronald Frey

Adjunct Senior Researcher, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies

Off-Campus

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Fields of Research

  • Police administration, procedures and practice (440211)
  • Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment (441001)
  • Sociology of family and relationships (441009)
  • Causes and prevention of crime (440201)
  • Social policy (440712)
  • Gender and crime (440209)
  • Political economy and social change (440404)
  • Victims (440218)
  • Social program evaluation (440903)
  • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation (440202)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Community child health (420601)
  • Family care (420303)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Mental health services (420313)

Research Objectives

  • Families and family services (230107)
  • Crime prevention (230402)
  • Law enforcement (230404)
  • Children's services and childcare (230104)
  • Professional development and adult education (160104)
  • Macroeconomics (150299)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • Violence and abuse services (230114)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Criminal justice (230403)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Public services policy advice and analysis (230204)

Publications

Total publications

11

Journal Article

(1 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: Winter R; Herrlander Birgerson EL; Julian R; Lucas P; Norris K; Matthewson ML

Conference Publication

(4 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: Winter RE; Herrlander Birgerson EL; Julian RD; Lucas PV; Norris K; Matthewson ML

Tweet

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: Winter R; Julian R

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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Co-authors: Winter R

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: Winter R; Lucas P; Walsh K

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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: Winter R; Mason R; Bentley K

2021Jose K, Hyslop S, Frey R, Le Roux A, 'Strong Families Safe Kids Summary Evaluation Report May 2020', The University of Tasmania, Australia (2021) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Jose K; Hyslop S; Le Roux A

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: Winter R; Herrlander Birgerson E; Julian R; Lucas PR; Norris K; Matthewson M

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: Winter R

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: Winter R

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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: McCrae D; Winter R; Lucas P; Walsh K

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$389,902

Projects

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
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
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
Reducing the impact of intergenerational trauma through collaborative learning. Pilot Study. (2018)$10,000
Description
This pilot project asks What effect does a collaborative approach to learning have on reducing the impact of intergenerational trauma, to explore how Early Childhood Educators, Social Workers and Health Professionals (professionals) collaborate to develop parental capacity for connection, felt-safety and self-regulation, and how these can be applied by both parent and professional when caring for the child. A Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) approach (Purvis et al., 2013) will be piloted in the Ravenswood Child and Family Centre where the impact of intergenerational trauma is recognised. Professionals and parents will be paired to work together in a weekly group situation to learn how to develop the skills identified as critical to the relationship. A mixed-methods approach will be used to analyse the learning journey of each participant. A focus on personal skill development, and evidence of the impact of this learning on the children in their care will inform the research question, and planning for an external research proposal to develop future training approaches (Razuri et al., 2016).
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stephenson EA; Stanford SN; Yost HF; Hay JK; Frey R
Year
2018

Research Supervision

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Earliest Warning Signs of Partner Abuse2019
PhDArchival Evidence for the Emergence of Female Promiscuity as a Mental Disorder in Tasmania: Legislation, lust, lunacy2019