- qualitative research
- implementation research
- aging, health and care for elderly people
Sandra Staudacher is a medical anthropologist and lawyer with expertise in social and cultural aspects of health, aging and care. Before joining the INS she was a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Anthropology and member of the Graduate School of Gender Studies at the University of Basel. She wrote her dissertation “Cosmopolitan Aging in Zanzibar: Health, Care and Transnational Links to Oman” in the frame of a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded project. Sandra Staudacher completed her BA and MA studies in Social Anthropology and Law at the University of Basel (UNIBAS) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL). From 2015 to 2016 she was a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. At the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) she collaborated as scientific assistant (2016) and as consultant (2017). From 2013 to 2014 Sandra Staudacher was a visiting lecturer at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA). Besides her academic activities, she worked as a legal consultant and program manager counselling asylum seekers with the Red Cross Switzerland and HEKS (2009-2012).