About this Fellow
Per-Olof H. Wikström, (PhD, Docent, Stockholm University), FBA, is Professor of Ecological and Developmental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He is the director of the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+), a major ESRC funded longitudinal research project which aims to advance knowledge about crime causation and prevention. Professor Wikström's main research interests are developing unified theory of the causes of crime (Situational Action Theory), its empirical testing (PADS+) and its application to devising knowledge-based prevention policies. In 1991, he was elected Northern Scholar by the University of Edinburgh, in 1994, he received the Sellin-Glueck Award for outstanding contributions to international criminology from the American Society of Criminology, in 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (USA), in 2010 he was named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, in 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, and in 2016 he was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (http://www.su.se/english/about/prizes-awards/the-stockholm-prize-in-crim...).
- Professor of Ecological and Developmental Criminology, University of Cambridge
Education at the interfaces of culture, policy and practice, usually though not exclusively in the primary phase: pedagogy, classroom discourse, curriculum, comparative/international education, education for development.
Intergenerational relationships in families & society; Social policies & poverty; Comparative family patterns & policies; Gender inequalities; Issues of reconciliation of family & work.
The design, implementation and impact of social policy: comparative research on family policy, social security and employment policy, with particular reference to gender and changing family patterns
Family change in developed countries: family environments and child well-being in the early years: co-habitation & unmarried parenthood; parental separation & children's well-being; life course analysis