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, http://www.aup.nl/do.php?a=show_visitor_book&isbn=9789089640536&l=2
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
Journal articles
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Fisher K; Gendera S; Robinson S; Graham A; Johnson K; Neale K, 2018, 'Disability and support relationships: What role does policy play?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 78, pp. 37 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12351
2018
Fraser S; Treloar C; Gendera S; Rance J, 2017, '‘Affording’ new approaches to couples who inject drugs: A novel fitpack design for hepatitis C prevention', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 50, pp. 19 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.07.001
2017
Robinson S; Fisher KR; Gendera S, 2016, 'Can case management squeeze hope from small self-directed support packages?', Asian Social Work and Policy Review, vol. 10, pp. 268 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aswp.12095
2016
Fisher KR; Lutz D; Gadow F; Robinson S; Gendera S, 2015, 'A transformative framework for deinstitutionalisation', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol. 2, pp. 60 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2015.1028089
2015
Reports
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Gendera S; Katz I, 2019, ASELCC Research Synthesis Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d6867d737b32
2019
Gendera S; Jops P; Broady T; valentine K; Breckenridge J, 2019, Evaluation of the technology trial (Keeping Women Safe in Their Homes), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d894c6128880
2019
Gendera S; Giuntoli G; Fisher KR; Kayess R, 2019, Human Rights protection frameworks for people being treated involuntarily for a mental illness: Literature review, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5dc39989281e5
2019
Giuntoli G; Stewart V; Wheeler A; Gendera S; Ryan C; McAuliffe D; Fisher KR, 2019, Human Rights protection frameworks for people being treated involuntarily for a mental illness: Study findings, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5dc3992dec4e0
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5a370bda48d3c, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/10_2017/compliance_guidelines-pdf_evaluation_of_se.pdf
2017
Gendera S; Purcal C; Fisher K; Robinson S; Kayess R, 2017, Skilled to Thrive: Support to make decisions that promote personal safety and prevent harm, Project research plan, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Skilled_to_Thrive_research_project_plan.pdf
2017
Vizel I; Laragy C; Gendera S; Fisher KR; Jenkinson S; Hill T; Finch K; Shaw W; Bridge C, 2016, Addressing the housing needs of participants is critical to NDIS success, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Research and Policy Bulletin, 205, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_rap_issue_205
2016
Vizel I; Laragy C; Gendera S; Fisher KR; Jenkinson S; Hill T; Finch K; Shaw W; Bridge C, 2015, Moving to my home: housing aspirations, transitions and outcomes of people with disability, AHURI, Melbourne, 246
2015
Gendera S; Fisher KR; Clements N; Rose G, 2014, Evaluation of the Time Out House Initiative in Queensland Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 20/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Evaluation_of_the_Time_Out_House_Initiative_in_Queensland_Final_Report_2014.pdf
2014
Fisher KR; Gendera S; Purcal C; Hill T, 2014, Evaluation of outcomes for people nominated to the Integrated Services Program Evaluation Plan, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 2/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/ISP_Evaluation_Plan.pdf
2014
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59a636399a059, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/IMAexperiencesIDF.pdf
2013
Fisher KR; Gendera ; Gadow ; Lutz ; Kayess ; Meltzer A; Robinson , 2013, Closure of Grosvenor, Peat Island and Lachlan Large Residential Centres: post implementation review summary report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 17/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/PIR_public_Report_26_8_13.pdf
2013
Hilferty F; Muir K; Katz I; Wong M; Eastman C; Gendera S; Griffiths A, 2013, Independent evaluation of the headspace program: Stage 1 Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney
2013
Robinson S; Gendera S; Fisher KR; Clements N; Eastman C; Ramia I, 2012, Evaluation of the Self Directed Support Pilot Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre Report, 9/12, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Final_SDS_Evaluation_report_Aug_2012.pdf
2012
Gendera ; Fisher KR; Clements N; Rose G, 2012, Evaluation of the Time Out House initiative in Queensland, 14/2012, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2012_14_TOHI_Evaluation_Progress_Report.pdf
2012
Gendera S; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Clements N, 2012, Evaluation of the Time Out House Initiative Queensland Baseline Report, SPRC, Sydney, Social Policy Research Centre Report, 3/12
2012
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
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, http://picture.kids.nsw.gov.au/
2011
Gendera S; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Clements N; Eastman C, 2011, Evaluation of the Self Directed Support Pilot for Children and Young Adults with a Physical Disability. Baseline Report, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, Social Policy Research Centre Reports, 6
2011
Gendera S; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Clements N, 2011, Evaluation Plan of the Time Out House Initiative Queensland, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, Social Policy Research Centre Reports, 7, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Evaluation_plan_of_the_Time_Out_House_Initiative_in_Queensland_2011.pdf
2011
Gendera S; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Clements N, 2010, Evaluation of the Self Directed Support Pilot for Children and Young Adults with a Physical Disability: Evaluation Plan, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 10/10, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2010_10_Report10_10_SDS_Evaluation_Plan.pdf
2010
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, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report9_10_Muslim_Families.pdf
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, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2009_Report5_09_headspace_interim_evalreport.pdf
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, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2009_Report19_09_headspace_EvalReport.pdf
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, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Report20_08_headspace_EvalPlan.pdf
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