Researcher

Fields of Research (FoR)

Social Policy, Gender Specific Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment

Biography

Sandra Gendera (BA, MPhil) is a Senior Researcher at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) and the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH). Her research spans 17 years at UNSW and international organisations. Sandra's background is in social and cultural anthropology. Her work takes a person-centered approach. Through qualitative in-depth methodologies she explores the intersection of social, relational, environmental, economic and...view more

Sandra Gendera (BA, MPhil) is a Senior Researcher at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) and the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH). Her research spans 17 years at UNSW and international organisations. Sandra's background is in social and cultural anthropology. Her work takes a person-centered approach. Through qualitative in-depth methodologies she explores the intersection of social, relational, environmental, economic and cultural aspects that shape people's experiences in the context of health, wellbeing, disability, drug and alcohol support. Sandra has experience designing methodologies that build research capacity of community organisations and undertaking mixed methods program evaluation for state and federal government.


My Qualifications

BA, MPhil (Master of Philosophy) University of Vienna


My Awards

  • Dean's Social Impact Award, 2015, Specialist Supported Living Services - Post Implementation Review (team submission)
  • Dean’s Social Impact Research Award 2013, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW, for Independent Evaluation of headspace, 2009 (team submission)
  • Gabriele Possanner Prize, 2008, $7,000 Bi-annual award by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research for outstanding research promoting gender equality based on Master of Philosophy thesis 2007.
  • Upper-Austrian Labour Union Research Award, 2008, $5,500 outstanding research based on Master of Philosophy thesis 2007 on the topic ‘Challenges in the Austrian Health System’
  • Dr Maria Schaumayer Foundation Award for exceptional research based on Master of Philosophy thesis 2007.

My Research Activities

Sandra's research spans disability studies and social research into health and drug use. 

Previously her work focused on transnational inner-European social networks and citizenship rights of precarious migrant workers providing social care and sex work.  


My Engagement

 

 

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Location

208 Goodsell Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 7642