Fidelma Breen

Fidelma Breen
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts

PhD Candidate - Economics and Emotions: The Irish Migrant Experience in Australia, 2000-2015
Postgraduate Student Representative, Geography, Environment and Population

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Fidelma Breen

PhD Candidate - Economics and Emotions: The Irish Migrant Experience in Australia, 2000-2015
Postgraduate Student Representative, Geography, Environment and Population

Fidelma Breen is a native of Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland and a graduate of Magee College at the University of Ulster, the University of Leicester and the University of Adelaide. She is currently undertaking a PhD entitled ‘Pathways to Permanence: The Irish Migrant Experience in Australia, 2000-2015’ in the Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population at Adelaide. Her current research focusses on contemporary Irish migrants to Australia, Australia’s immigration system and its underlying policy, settlement processes, mental health and social media as a platform for support in the migration process. Her interest in migration, particularly the global movement of the Irish, stems from a lived experience of repeat and frequent migration. You can follow her on Twitter @DivaDiaspora. 

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2011 - 2013 University of Adelaide Australia M.Phil
1998 - 1999 University of Leicester United Kingdom Postgraduate Diploma in Management
1991 - 1994 University of Ulster Ireland Bachelor of Arts Honours

Keywords

Geography, History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Human Geography, Migration, Social and Cultural Geography, Sociological Methodology and Research Methods, Studies in Human Society, Web Technologies

Journals

Date Citation
2016 Breen,F, 2016, Australian Immigration Policy in Practice: a case study of skill recognition and qualification transferability amongst Irish 457 visa holders, Australian Geographer, 47, 4, 491-509 10.1080/00049182.2016.1220895

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2015 Breen,F, 2015, Emigration in the Age of Electronic Media: Personal Perspectives of Irish Migrants to Australia, 1969–2013, Taylor and Francis, New York, pp. 198-225

2014-2017 Australian Postgraduate Award $78,000

2016 EU Centre for Global Affairs Travel Grant $2,500

2016 Walter & Dorothy Duncan Trust Grant $1,000

2015 Charles and Frank Fenner Award $3,000

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2016 Secretary Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) rish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) Australia
2015 Co-Founder 22nd Australasian Irish Studies Conference Australia
2009 Founder Adelaide Irish Connect Australia

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