Professor of Anthropology and Refugee Studies, Swinburne University of Technology

Sandy Gifford is Professor of Anthropology and Refugee Studies at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research. She was the previous founding director of the La Trobe Refugee Research Centre - La Trobe University. Her background is in medical anthropology and her research has addressed ethnicity, migration, settlement and health in Australia.

Her current research focuses on settlement, wellbeing, policy and practice among recently arrived humanitarian migrants in Australia with a particular focus on young people. She has expertise in ethnographic longitudinal studies using a mix of methods from standardized surveys and in-depth interviewing to digital media, film and participatory art based methods.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Anthropology and Refugee Studies, Swinburne University of Technology

Education

  • 1986 
    University of California, San Francisco , PhD, Medical Anthropology
  • 1983 
    University of California, Berkeley, Master of Public Health, Epidemiology

Research Areas

  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Anthropology Not Elsewhere Classified (160199)