Professor Lorraine Mazerolle

Professor Mazerolle is a chief investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, as part of the Life Course Centre at UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research. She knows all too well that youth who are disengaged from school can have very negative life outcomes – particularly when their misbehaviour is compounded by disruption in their personal and family lives.

“Kids who skip school are more at risk of being snared into antisocial behaviour, and have more potential for negative life outcomes than young people who don’t skip school,” Professor Mazerolle says.