Sandy Darab has been lecturing at Southern Cross University since 2004 and is currently located in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Before coming to SCU, she worked at the University of Newcastle. She lectured in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and in the Open Foundation program, as well as working as a research fellow at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and at the Discipline of General Practice. As a research fellow, she conducted qualitative research into organisational change in the Hunter Area Health Service and worked on a project examining violence against GPs.
Sandy teaches sociology both at the under-graduate and post-graduate level in the Community Development and Emergency Management degree. She has been involved in designing, developing and delivering large-scale foundation studies unit for first year students. She has an ongoing interest in pedagogy, curriculum and ethics and has conducted research into tertiary students’ time use patterns. Sandy’s research focus is upon issues of social justice and recent projects include a study on the WorkChoices and Welfare to Work reforms and their effects in regional NSW. Currently, she is involved in projects on single, older women and housing and environmental activism with Dr. Yvonne Hartman.