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
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 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.


    Book Chapters

    Journal articles

    • Whitten T;Green MJ;Laurens KR;Tzoumakis S;Harrs F;Carr V;Dean K, 2019, 'Parental offending and children's emergency department presentations in New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2019-212392
    • Green MJ;Kariuki M;Chilvers M;Butler M;Katz I;Burke S;Tzoumakis S;Laurens KR;Harris F;Carr VJ, 2019, 'Inter-agency indicators of out-of-home-care placement by age 13–14 years: A population record linkage study', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 93, pp. 91 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.04.013
    • Whitten T;Burton M;Tzoumakis S;Dean K, 2019, 'Parental Offending and Child Physical Health, Mental Health, and Drug Use Outcomes: A Systematic Literature Review', Journal of Child and Family Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01388-7
    • Rossen L;Tzoumakis S;Kariuki M;Laurens KR;Butler M;Chilvers M;Harris F;Carr VJ;Green MJ, 2019, 'Timing of the first report and highest level of child protection response in association with early developmental vulnerabilities in an Australian population cohort', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 93, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.04.007
    • Tzoumakis S;Burton M;Carr VJ;Dean K;Laurens KR;Green MJ, 2019, 'Parental offending and children’s conduct problems', Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
    • Whitten T;Laurens KR;Tzoumakis S;Kaggodaarachchi S;Green MJ;Harris F;Carr VJ;Dean K, 2019, 'The influence of parental offending on the continuity and discontinuity of children’s internalizing and externalizing difficulties from early to middle childhood', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-019-01670-5
    • Green MJ;Tzoumakis S;Laurens KR;Dean K;Kariuki M;Harris F;Brinkman SA;Carr VJ, 2019, 'Early developmental risk for subsequent childhood mental disorders in an Australian population cohort', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 53, pp. 304 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867418814943
    • Dix KL;Green MJ;Tzoumakis S;Dean K;Harris F;Carr VJ;Laurens KR, 2019, 'The Survey of School Promotion of Emotional and Social Health (SSPESH): A Brief Measure of the Implementation of Whole-School Mental Health Promotion', School Mental Health, vol. 11, pp. 294 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12310-018-9280-5
    • Whitten T;Stevens R;Ructtinger L;Tzoumakis S;Green MJ;Laurens KR;Holbrook A;Carr VJ, 2018, 'Connection to the natural environment and well-being in middle childhood', Ecopsychology, vol. 10, pp. 270 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/eco.2018.0010
    • Green MJ;Harris F;Laurens KR;Kariuki M;Tzoumakis S;Dean K;Islam F;Rossen L;Whitten T;Smith M;Holbrook A;Bore M;Brinkman S;Chilvers M;Sprague T;Stevens R;Carr VJ, 2018, 'Cohort profile: The New South Wales child development study (NSW-CDS)-wave 2 (child age 13 years)', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 47, pp. 1396 - 1397K, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy115
    • Bore M;Laurens KR;Hobbs MJ;Green MJ;Tzoumakis S;Harris F;Carr VJ, 2018, 'Item Response Theory Analysis of the Big Five Questionnaire for Children-Short Form (BFC-SF): A Self-Report Measure of Personality in Children Aged 11-12 Years.', J Pers Disord, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2018_32_380
    • Tzoumakis S;Carr VJ;Dean K;Laurens KR;Kariuki M;Harris F;Green MJ, 2018, 'Prenatal maternal smoking, maternal offending, and offspring behavioural and cognitive outcomes in early childhood', Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, vol. 28, pp. 397 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbm.2089
    • Green MJ;Tzoumakis S;McIntyre B;Kariuki M;Laurens KR;Dean K;Chilvers M;Harris F;Butler M;Brinkman SA;Carr VJ, 2018, 'Childhood Maltreatment and Early Developmental Vulnerabilities at Age 5 Years', Child Development, vol. 89, pp. 1599 - 1612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12928
    • Dean K;Green MJ;Laurens KR;Kariuki M;Tzoumakis S;Sprague T;Lenroot R;Carr VJ, 2018, 'The impact of parental mental illness across the full diagnostic spectrum on externalising and internalising vulnerabilities in young offspring', Psychological Medicine, vol. 48, pp. 2257 - 2263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717003786
    • Harris F;Smith M;Laurens KR;Green MJ;Tzoumakis S;Kariuki M;Carr VJ, 2018, 'Validation of a two-factor model of the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment of literacy and numeracy', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 62, pp. 36 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004944118761381
    • Green MJ;Tzoumakis S;Laurens KR;Dean K;Kariuki M;Harris F;O’Reilly N;Chilvers M;Brinkman SA;Carr VJ, 2018, 'Latent profiles of early developmental vulnerabilities in a New South Wales child population at age 5 years', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 52, pp. 530 - 541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867417740208
    • Green MJ;Kariuki M;Dean K;Laurens KR;Tzoumakis S;Harris F;Carr VJ, 2018, 'Childhood developmental vulnerabilities associated with early life exposure to infectious and noninfectious diseases and maternal mental illness', Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, vol. 59, pp. 801 - 810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12856
    • Cale J;Tzoumakis S;Leclerc B;Breckenridge J, 2017, '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', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 50, pp. 582 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865816666615
    • 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, 2017, 'Effects of maltreatment and parental schizophrenia spectrum disorders on early childhood social-emotional functioning: A population record linkage study', Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, vol. 26, pp. 612 - 623, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S204579601600055X
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/070674370505000213
    • 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

Teaching and Supervision

CRIM2038 - Young People, Risk and Harm

SRAP3001 - Quantitative Social Research

SRAP3002 - Social Reseach and Policy Project


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, A/Prof Melissa Green, Prof Vaughan Carr (AUD$372,500)

2017-2018 Lowitja Institute Research Grant. Ngadhuri-nya (To care for): Intergenerational and educational influences on social, mental and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. CIs: Dr Stacy Tzoumakis, Dr Megan Williams, A/Prof Melissa Green, Prof Vaughan Carr (AUD$65,682)

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)

Past Research Grants

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)

Engagement and Professional contributions

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

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