Project Team: Associate Professor Angela Dwyer, Dr Jess Rodgers, Dr James Dwyer, Dr Ron Mason, Vanessa Ryan
Funding: Tasmania Police (2023-2024)
Tasmania Police want to explore the impact of the Traffic Infringement Caution policy on the rate of fatal five traffic offending and fatal and serious injury crashes in Tasmania, and to consider whether the aims of this policy are met by the current cautioning system.
Project Leaders: Associate Professor Isa Bartkowiak-Théron and Professor Nicole Asquith
Funding: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Council (2021)
This project will evaluate ATDC’s consumer projects to: 1. establish a baseline understanding of current activities and achievements, 2. determine the impact of changes in these programs and identify what further changes are required, and 3. map the successes, strengths and opportunities for program innovation.
Project Leaders: Professor Nicole Asquith, Associate Professor Angela Dwyer, and Dr Bianca Fileborn (UniMelb)
Project Partner: ACON
Funding: ACON Health Limited (2021) (Consultancy)
An exploratory, small-scale community research project examining the experience of sexual assault in sexuality and gender diverse communities, the characteristics of sexual assault experienced by LGBTQ people, and the barriers our communities face accessing supports. The team will be supporting ACON staff in undertaking the research.
Project Team: Associate Professor Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron, Dr Ron Frey, Dr Romy Winter, Dr Jen Ayton
Funding: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (2020)
Based in Huonville, this project aims to train community members in the area of trauma-informed practice. This pilot project is looking at the extent to which 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 related issues such as drug and alcohol use and mental ill-health.
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: Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (2020-2021)
This research proposal seeks to address the question: what are communication, coordination issues and barriers that need to be overcome to provide for effective multi-cultural and multi-agency team performance between emergency services personnel and third party contractors engaged in the conduct night aerial fire-suppression operations?
(Research with DPFEM, Tasmania) The proposed research will be the first of its kind in Australia; it will provide important data for police organisations about the relationships fostered by police in remote communities to facilitate their role in crime prevention and crime control.