Dr Stefanie Doebler

Lecturer in Social Statistics and Sociology

Research Overview

I joined academia having worked for 12 years as a qualified nurse, mainly on oncology and geriatrics hospital wards. This work inspired my interest in the sociological study of life-course disadvantage. After completing a research master’s degree in Sociology and a PhD in Social Change, both on funded research studentships, I worked on research projects applying large-scale surveys and linked population data to the study of inequalities in health, caring, and life-course outcomes. I joined Lancaster University in 2019.

I am a member of the Data Science Institute at Lancaster, the Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities and the Centre for Family Justice Research.

Externally, I am a member of the British Sociological Association, Radical Statistics (Radstats), the Royal Statistical Society and since 2022 a fellow of the HEA.

I have been a peer reviewer for UKRI and the Wellcome Trust, and I am an editorial board member of Sociological Research Online. I have peer reviewed for various academic journals such as Sociology, American Sociological Review, International Sociology, Ageing & Society, Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Selected Publications

Area-deprivation, social care spending and the rates of children in care proceedings in local authorities in England
Doebler, S., Broadhurst, K., Alrouh, B., Cusworth, L. 1/03/2024 In: Children and Society. 38, 2, p. 578-595.
Journal article

Born into care: Associations between Area-level Deprivation and the Rates of Children Entering Care Proceedings in Wales
Doebler, S., Broadhurst, K., Alrouh, B., Cusworth, L., Griffiths, L. 31/10/2022 In: Children and Youth Services Review. 141, 9 p.
Journal article

Does the Month of Birth Affect Educational and Health Outcomes? A Population-Based Analysis Using the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study
Doebler, S., Shuttleworth, I., Gould, M. 12/09/2017 In: The Economic and Social Review. 48, 3, p. 281-304. 24 p.
Journal article