Stephanie Bengtsson joined the Wittgenstein Centre as a Research Scholar in April 2016. Prior to taking up this position, she worked with the World Population Program at IIASA on a special project on education and sustainable development, and as a Research Officer with the Health and Education Advice and Resource Team (HEART) at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK. She was a full-time Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle Australia from January 2012 to January 2015, and was appointed a Conjoint Lecturer with UoN upon leaving Australia.

Dr Bengtsson’s current research focuses on educational and international development, teachers and teacher education, refugee education, and education in emergencies. She has worked as a teacher educator, consultant, and researcher for a range of stakeholders, including universities, UNICEF, INEE, UNESCO, GIZ, etc. She holds a Doctorate in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MPhil in Inclusive Education from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in English Literature from Harvard.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Educational Development
  • Education in Emergencies and Refugee Education
  • Teachers and Capacity Building
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Policy and Discourse Analysis

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

Download CV as PDF


Affiliation: WU
E-Mail: stephanie.bengtsson@wu.ac.at
Phone: +431313365968

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Wittgenstein Centre Partner: WU Wittgenstein Centre Partner: OEAW Wittgenstein Centre Partner: IIASA