Anna Stewart

Griffith University, Australia


Anna Stewart works as a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, where she serves as the Head from 2008 to 2010. Prior to this she was the Deputy Dean (learning and teaching) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2007 to 2008. In 1994 she received her Ph.D. degree from University of Queensland in psychology. The topic of her thesis was “An investigation of decision making by child protection workers.” Since this time Professor Stewart has been interested in the research uses of government administrative data. Using these data she has built two longitudinal birth cohort databases, linking information about individuals born in 1983/1984 and 1990 from child protection, youth offending, and adult offending databases. Her current work involves linking these data to data from Queensland Health regarding system contacts for mental health concerns. She has examined the lifetime contacts individuals have with child protection, youth justice, adult criminal justice systems, system responses to youth offending and domestic violence, management of risk, diversionary responses, and system modelling. Professor Stewart has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications, government reports and nonpeer-reviewed publications. She has been involved in partnerships that have obtained over four million dollars in National Competitive Funding, consultancies, and other government research funding. Her work receives strong support from across Queensland Government criminal justice agencies.

Biography Updated on 24 September 2012

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