Sandra M. Gifford

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1 Aug 2011

Between 2008 and 2010, the SettleMEN study followed a cohort of 233 recently arrived men from refugee backgrounds living in urban and regional areas of South East Queensland with the aim of documenting their health and settlement experiences. This report presents the key findings of...


17 Mar 2010

This qualitative study interviewed refugees in Melbourne and explored how they perceived family, the impact of separation and the impact of the Australian government’s policy regarding family reunion on refugees living in Australia.


The family is indisputably the central element and...


25 Oct 2009

This report describes the key findings of a longitudinal study (2004—2008) investigating the experiences of settlement among a group of 120 recently arrived young people with refugee backgrounds settling in Melbourne, Australia.

Each year, less than one per cent of the world’s refugees are...

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13 Oct 2005

Since the tightening of Australian policy for protection visa applicants began in the 1990s, access to health care has been increasingly restricted to asylum seekers on a range of different visa types. Ignacio Correa-Velez , Sandra M. Gifford and Sara J. Bice summarise those legislative...

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