Dr Stephanie Cardwell

Research Fellow

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56875


Stephanie M. Cardwell is a post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Social Science and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course in the School of Social Science. She received a B.S. in Psychology (2011) and a M.S. in Criminal Justice (2013) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Ph.D. in Criminology (2017) from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research predominantly involves testing developmental life-course criminology perspectives utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods. Stephanie is currently working on various projects utilizing data from the Ability School Engagement Program (ASEP), a randomized controlled trial of a third party policing initiative to address truancy in disadvantaged Australian adolescents.

Research Interests

  • Developmental Life-Course Criminology
  • Criminological Theories
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Methods


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas


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