Sandra Gendera

Senior Research Officer

Sandra joined the Social Policy Research Centre in 2008. Prior to her appointment as a Research Associate she worked at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in Vienna. Her research looked at European immigration policies and their intersection with the informal economy. Sandra's work involved interviews with vulnerable and marginalised groups (e.g. sex workers; undocumented migrant workers). 

Sandra's expertise is in qualitative research, including projects involving mixed methods; longitudinal analysis; involvement of multiple stakeholder groups; and delivering research outputs to various audiences. Her research expands to various social policy fields: disability and mental health research; migration and immigration; research with young people and their families and supporters; and program evaluation.

Currently she is working on a Australian Research Council (ARC) grant (2015-18) looking at the nature of the relationship formed between young people with cognitive disability and their paid support.

Publications

Books
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Jandl M; Hollomey C; Gendera S; Stepien A; Bilger V, 2009, Migration and Irregular Work in Austria. A Case Study of the Structure and Dynamics of Irregular Foreign Employment in Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Original, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam,
2009
Book Chapters
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Gendera S; Pe-Pua R; Katz I, 2012, 'Social cohesion and social capital: the experience of Australian Muslim families in two communities', in Mansouri F; Marotta V (ed.), Muslims in the West and the challenges of belonging, edn. Original, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 89 - 113
2012
Gendera S, 2011, 'Gaining an insight into Central European transnational care spaces: migrant live-in care workers in Austria', in Bommes M; Sciortino G (ed.), Foggy social structures: irregular migration, European labour markets and the welfare state, edn. Original, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 91 - 115
2011
Hollomey C; Bilger V; Gendera S, 2008, 'Changing dynamics in irregular migrant employment in Austria: results of a Delphi-Study', in Drbohlav D (ed.), Migrants` irregular economic activities: the Czech Republic in a European context, edn. Original, Karolinum, Prague, pp. 247 - 262
2008
Conference Presentations
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Gendera S, 2010, 'Meeting the Needs of Muslim Families in Australia: Exploring marginalisation, informal and formal support needs', presented at Diversity in Health Conference, Melbourne, 07 June 2010 - 09 June 2010
2010
Reports
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2019, ASELCC Research Synthesis Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney,
2019
Smyth CA; Gendera S; Giuntoli G; Hill T; Katz I; Asante D, 2017, Evaluation of Settlement Grants - Final report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/17,
2017
Katz I; Powell A; Gendera S; Deasy T; Okerstrom E, 2013, The experiences of Irregular Maritime Arrivals detained in immigration detention facilities: Final report for the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney,
2013
Powell A; Muir K; Adamson E; Flaxman S; Gendera S; Heese K; Oprea I; Zhu A; Vespignani J; Behrend Z; Malins T; Lind L; Williams B; Holmes J, 2011, A Picture of NSW Children, NSW Commission for Children and Young People, Sydney, A Picture of NSW Children,
2011
Parker S; Parker S; Gendera S; Katz I; Goldblatt BA, 2011, Early Intervention Regarding Economic and Social Participation for Disability Benefit Recipients: an international review
2011
Pe-Pua R; Gendera S; Katz I; O'Connor A, 2010, Meeting the Needs of Australian Muslim Families: Exploring Marginalisation, Family Issues and ‘Best Practice’ in Service Provision, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Reports, Report 9, 2010,
2010
Muir K; McDermott SC; Gendera S; Flaxman S; Patulny RV; Abello D; Katz I, 2009, Independent evaluation of headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation: interim evaluation report, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, Report 5/09,
2009
Muir K; Powell A; Patulny RV; Flaxman S; McDermott SC; Gendera S; Abello D; Katz I, 2009, Headspace Evaluation Report Independent Evaluation of headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 19/09,
2009
Muir K; McDermott SC; Katz I; Patulny RV; Flaxman S; Gendera S, 2008, Independent evaluation of headspace: evaluation plan, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Report prepared for headspace, SPRC Report 20/08,
2008
Theses / Dissertations
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Gendera S, 2007, Transnational Care Space Central Europe. Working and Living Conditions of Migrants Irregularly Employed in Domestic Care Provision
2007