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. Her current research interests include investigating social factors that impact health outcomes in the population, child development and life course research as well as maternal wellbeing. She has extensive experience working with large longitudinal and administrative data sets.

Research | Current

Stephanie has a strong interest in the use of quantitative methods to investigate factors that contribute to health and social inequalities and lifespan development. She is currently involved in several research projects. Her role at COMPASS involves working with large administrative and survey data to investigate service use inequality as well as social and health outcomes within the population. She is an experienced user of the Integrated Data Infrastructure and a part of the Big Data theme within A Better Start National Science Challenge. 

Stephanie is also interested in using longitudinal data to investigate factors contributing to childhood behavioural difficulties and maternal wellbeing. She has contributed to research involving several longitudinal studies, including Growing Up in New Zealand, the Auckland Birthweight Collaborative, and the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health & Development Study.

 

 

 

Teaching | Current

POLICY 742 (formerly POLICY 769) Advanced Research Skills 

Previous teaching experience includes:

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

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

SIR OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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