Dr Stephanie D'Souza

BSc(Hons) First Class, PhD

Biography

Stephanie is a Researcher with COMPASS (Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences). She completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Auckland, using data from the Growing Up in New Zealand study to investigate behavioural difficulties in early childhood. She has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Statistics from the University of Auckland. She achieved First Class Honours in Psychology, where she investigated the environmental and genetic determinants of childhood depression.

 

Research | Current

Stephanie has a strong interest in the use of quantitative methods to investigate factors that contribute to lifespan development and social functioning. She is currently involved in several research projects.

For her PhD with Growing Up in New Zealand, Stephanie investigated factors contributing to behavioural difficulties during early childhood. She has also contributed to research focusing on maternal mental health and children's cognitive development using Growing Up in New Zealand data.

Her role in COMPASS involves working with big data using the Intregrated Data Infrastructure. As a part of the Big Data theme with A Better Start: National Science Challenge, she is investigating adolescent mental health and childhood obesity. In addition, she is also investigating inequality in public service utilisation within New Zealand.

 

 

Teaching | Current

 Previous teaching experience includes:

  • Graduate teaching assistant for PSYCH 109: Mind, Brain and Behaviour, PSYCH 202: Biopsychology and PSYCH 326: Lifespan Development
  • Guest lecturer for PSYCH 744: Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods for Psychology

Distinctions/Honours

International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) Early Career Scholar Travel Grant (2018)

The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2015)

The University of Auckland Masters/Honours/PGDip Scholarship (2014)

The University of Auckland Summer Research Scholarship (2013/2014)

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Primary office location

FALE - OFFICE BUILDING - Bldg 273
Level 2, Room 201L
20 WYNYARD ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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