nursing career spans over 25 years in the areas of neurological, orthopedic, and aged care rehabilitation.
She is a registered nurse and has completed a Masters of Nursing (Rehabilitation) and a Graduate Diploma in Sexual Health.
She is currently Clinical Nurse Consultant at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney.
Sandra previously served as the National President of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association (ARNA) and is currently the Vice President of the NSW/ACT Chapter of ARNA.
She currently represents nursing on the NSW Health Rehabilitation Redesign Project and the Royal College of Nursing on the Australian Stroke Coalition and is also a co-chair for Stroke Services NSW Stroke Rehabilitation and Stroke Recovery working party.
Sandra has been awarded an $18, 000 research grant to study the Sexuality Concerns of Women Following Stroke.
Other research interests of Sandra's
include rehabilitation nursing's role in contributing to the frequency and intensity of therapy for patients participating in rehabilitation programs.
has co-authored a book chapter titled Theories and Frameworks for Chronic Illness, Disability, Adaptation and Coping which is currently in-press.