A/Professor Freeman works at the USC Road Safety Collaboration. He has a long history of conducting research in the injury prevention domain, particularly in the areas of preventing drink and drug driving, enhancing rule compliance (eg normative and instrumental factors), common method variance (eg stable and unstable method effects), risk assessment, etc. He has been awarded a variety of competitive research grants and has supervised numerous PhD students. A/Professor Freeman is also a registered psychologist and has expertise (and membership) in forensic psychology.
- Psychologist registration (APRHA)
- Forensic Psychology (APS College of Forensic Psychologists)
- Forensic Psychology (Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law)
- Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2012)
- Age, gender and deterrability: Are younger male drivers more likely to discount the future?
- Beyond the threat of legal sanctions: What deters speeding behaviours?
- Does getting away with it count? An application of Stafford and Warr's reconceptualised model of deterrence to drink driving
- Personality versus traffic accidents; meta-analysis of real and method effects
- Predicting crashes using traffic offences. A meta-analysis that examines potential bias between self-report and archival data
- The law isn't everything: The impact of legal and non-legal sanctions on motorists' drink driving behaviours
Potential Research Projects for HDR and Honours students
- Full time (3 year) PhD scholarship currently available (starting in 2019) on a road safety topic
- Honours project – analysing data to identify factors that influence rule compliance
- Honours project – examining the usefulness of self-report data on offending behaviours
|Grant / Project name||Investigators||Funding Body and A$ Value||Years||Focus (of Research Grant)|
How much exposure is enough: a study to optimise general deterrence initiatives to prevent drink driving
|J Freeman, J Davey, K Armstrong||Road Safety Trauma Mitigation Fund $295,237||2017-2019||Examining the impact of police enforcement on offending behaviours|