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.
|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|
|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.
|2015||Breen, F. (2015). Emigration in the Age of Electronic Media: Personal Perspectives of Irish Migrants to Australia, 1969–2013. In A. McCarthy (Ed.), Ireland in the World: Comparative, Transnational and Personal Perspectives (pp. 198-225). New York: Taylor and Francis.|
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
|2016 - ongoing||Secretary||Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ)||rish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ)||Australia|
|2015 - ongoing||Co-Founder||22nd Australasian Irish Studies Conference||Australia|
|2009 - ongoing||Founder||Adelaide Irish Connect||Australia|