Dr Stacy Tzoumakis

Lecturer in Criminology
BSc Université de Montréal (Criminology), MSc Université de Montréal (Criminology), PhD Simon Fraser University (Criminology)
School of Social Sciences


+61 (2) 9385 8289
Room G21, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Developmental Psychology and Ageing, Epidemiology, Community Child Health, Criminology, Causes and Prevention of Crime
Tags: Mental Health, Behaviour and Health, Youth/child development and welfare, Child Health


Stacy Tzoumakis is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences. She takes a developmental life-course perspective to understanding antisocial behaviour and offending. She has extensive research and project management experience in Canada and Australia, particularly in the implementation and analysis of longitudinal studies. Stacy completed an Infant Psychiatry Research Fellowship at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, where she conducted a randomized control home visitation study for children with behavioural problems. She is also involved in Vancouver Longitudinal Study on the Psychosocial Development of Children, an on-going longitudinal project, which aims to provide empirical evidence for policymakers about key early risk and protective factors of aggression and violence in at-risk children from the earliest developmental periods. She was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Psychiatry at UNSW Australia working on the New South Wales Child Development Study (NSW-CDS), a large population-based multi-agency, intergenerational data linkage study of 87,000 children and their parents. Stacy continues to be involved in the NSW-CDS, which utilises administrative record linkage from a variety of sources (i.e., criminal justice, health, welfare, and education) to identify vulnerability and protective factors for a wide range of health, educational, social and wellbeing outcomes.

Research Interests

Developmental and life-course and criminology; violence and aggression; female delinquency and offending; family violence; young offenders; mental health; child development; developmental crime prevention and early intervention.

Current Research Grants

2017-2019. Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2017. Targeting early contact with the criminal justice system in young people. CIs: A/Prof Kimberlie Dean, Dr Stacy Tzoumakis, Dr Kristin Laurens, A/Prof Melissa Green, Prof Vaughan Carr (AUD$372,500)

2017-2018. Australian Rotary Health Research Project Grant. Determinants of risk and resilience in maltreated children using multi-agency administrative records: A population record-linkage study. CIs: A/Prof Melissa Green, Prof Vaughan Carr, Prof Ilan Katz, Dr Kristin Laurens, A/Prof Kimberlie Dean, Dr Stacy Tzoumakis (AUD$149,500)

2017-2018. NARSAD Brain & Behavioral Research Young Investigator Grant. Latent profiles of child psychopathology and mental health disorder in adolescence: A prospective population-based record linkage study. CI: Dr Stacy Tzoumakis (USD$70,000)

2015-2017. Criminology Research Grant - Australian Institute of Criminology. The intergenerational transmission of criminal offending behaviours. CIs: Dr Stacy Tzoumakis, Prof Vaughan Carr, A/Prof Kimberlie Dean, Dr Kristin Laurens, A/Prof Melissa Green (AUD$65,534.70)


    Book Chapters

    Journal articles

    • Green MJ;Tzoumakis S;McIntyre B;Kariuki M;Laurens KR;Dean K;Chilvers M;Harris F;Butler M;Brinkman SA;Carr VJ, 2017, 'Childhood Maltreatment and Early Developmental Vulnerabilities at Age 5 Years.', Child Dev, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12928
    • Laurens KR;Tzoumakis S;Dean K;Brinkman SA;Bore M;Lenroot RK;Smith M;Holbrook A;Robinson KM;Stevens R;Harris F;Carr VJ;Green MJ, 2017, 'The 2015 Middle Childhood Survey (MCS) of mental health and well-being at age 11 years in an Australian population cohort', BMJ Open, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016244
    • Tzoumakis S;Dean K;Green MJ;Zheng C;Kariuki M;Harris F;Carr VJ;Laurens KR, 2017, 'The impact of parental offending on offspring aggression in early childhood: a population-based record linkage study', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 52, pp. 445 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-017-1347-3
    • Laurens KR;Tzoumakis S;Kariuki M;Green MJ;Hamde M;Harris F;Carr VJ;Dean K, 2017, 'Pervasive influence of maternal and paternal criminal offending on early childhood development: A population data linkage study', Psychological Medicine, vol. 47, pp. 889 - 901, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291716003007
    • Matheson SL;Kariuki M;Green MJ;Dean K;Harris F;Tzoumakis S;Tarren-Sweeney M;Brinkman S;Chilvers M;Sprague T;Carr VJ;Laurens KR, 2016, 'Effects of maltreatment and parental schizophrenia spectrum disorders on early childhood social-emotional functioning: a population record linkage study', Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S204579601600055X
    • Cale JL;Tzoumakis S;Leclerc B;Breckenridge J, 2016, 'Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence victimization among Australia and New Zealand female university students: An initial examination of child maltreatment and self-reported depressive symptoms acros', Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865816666615
    • Carr VJ;Harris F;Raudino A;Luo L;Kariuki M;Liu E;Tzoumakis S;Smith M;Holbrook A;Bore M;Brinkman S;Lenroot R;Dix K;Dean K;Laurens KR;Green MJ, 2016, 'New South Wales child development study (NSW-CDS): An Australian multiagency, multigenerational, longitudinal record linkage study', BMJ Open, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009023
    • Tzoumakis S;Lussier P;Corrado RR, 2014, 'Profiles of Maternal Parenting Practices: Exploring the Link With Maternal Delinquency, Offending, Mental Health, and Children's Physical Aggression', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, vol. 2014, pp. 1 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X14531386
    • Tzoumakis S;Lussier P;Corrado RR, 2014, 'The persistence of early childhood physical aggression: Examining maternal delinquency and offending, mental health, and cultural differences', Journal of Criminal Justice, vol. 42, pp. 408 - 420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2014.06.001
    • Tzoumakis S;Lussier P;Le Blanc M;Davies G, 2013, 'Onset, Offending Trajectories, and Crime Specialization in Violence', Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, vol. 11, pp. 143 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1541204012458440
    • Tzoumakis S;Lussier P;Corrado R, 2012, 'Female Juvenile Delinquency, Motherhood, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Aggression and Antisocial Behavior', Behavioral Sciences and the Law, vol. 30, pp. 211 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bsl.2010
    • Reebye PN;Tzoumakis S, 2012, 'Clinical Home Visitation for Children With Externalizing Disorders: A Randomized Study', Journal of Social Service Research, vol. 38, pp. 549 - 560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2012.701159
    • Lussier P;Corrado R;Tzoumakis S, 2012, 'Gender Differences in Physical Aggression and Associated Developmental Correlates in a Sample of Canadian Preschoolers', Behavioral Sciences and the Law, vol. 30, pp. 643 - 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bsl.2035
    • Lussier P;Corrado R;Healey J;Tzoumakis S;Deslauriers-Varin N, 2011, 'The CRACOW instrument for multi-problem violent youth: Examining the postdictive validity with a sample of preschoolers', International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, vol. 2, pp. 294 - 329
    • Lussier P;Tzoumakis S;Healey J;Corrado R;Reebye PN, 2011, 'Pre/perinatal adversities and behavioral outcomes in early childhood: Preliminary findings from the Vancouver Longitudinal Study', International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, vol. 2, pp. 36 - 64
    • Lussier P;Tzoumakis S;Cale J;Amirault J, 2010, 'Criminal trajectories of adult sex offenders and the age effect: Examining the dynamic aspect of offending in adulthood', International Criminal Justice Review, vol. 20, pp. 147 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1057567710368360
    • Tzoumakis S;Dubé M;Marleau JD;Léveillée S, 2005, 'Sex of the offender, sex of the victim, and motivation in filicidal situations in Quebec [3]', Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 50, pp. 126
    • Laporte L;Tzoumakis S;Marleau JD;Allaire JF, 2005, 'Sex of victims in maternal filicide', Psychological Reports, vol. 96, pp. 637 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/PR0.96.3.637-643


    • Breckenridge J;Cale JL;Hameed S;McCaskie L;Tzoumakis S, 2015, Implementation of domestic violence clauses: An employer's perspective, Gendered Violence Research Network
    • Lussier P;Corrado R;Tzoumakis S;Deslauriers-Varin N, 2011, The CRACOW instrument: A new framework for the assessment of multi-problem violent youth, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, ISSN: 978-1-100-17841-7, http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/crcw-nstrmnt/index-eng.aspx

    Conference Abstracts


CRIM2038 - Young People, Risk and Harm

SRAP3001 - Quantitative Social Research

SRAP3002 - Social Reseach and Policy Project

Affiliations and membership

Conjoint Lecturer - Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)

Research Affiliate - Gendered Volence Research Network

Member of:

  • American Society of Criminology
  • American Society of Criminology Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology
  • International Society for Research on Aggression