Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Research Manager for the CRE Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health.
Previously a University Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research.
Fidelma completed a PhD in Human Society, in the Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, with a thesis entitled 'Contemporary Irish Migration to Australia, 2000-2015: Pathways to permanence'. This research focused 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 thesis was awarded a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence in April 2018 and won the John Lewis Silver Medal for Geography 2018 awarded by the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia. Current research interests include international and regional migration, diaspora and cultural identity.
Dr Fidelma McCorry is Research Manager for the Centre of Research Excellence: Translating Nutritional Science in to Good Health.
She was formerly a University Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research at the University of Adelaide. She completed a PhD in Human Society, in the Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, with a thesis entitled 'Contemporary Irish Migration to Australia, 2000-2015: Pathways to permanence'. This research focused 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 thesis received a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence and won the Royal Geographic Society of South Australia's John Lewis Silver Medal in 2018. 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.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing Research Manager University of Adelaide 2018 - 2019 University Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Belfast Ambassador Belfast Homecoming 2019 Ireland - 2018 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2018 University of Adelaide Australia - 2018 Award John Lewis Silver Medal for Geography 2018 Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Australia -
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 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
Year Citation 2022 Street, J., Barrie, H., Eliott, J., Carolan, L., McCorry, F., Cebulla, A., . . . Burgess, T. (2022). Older Adults’ Perspectives of Smart Technologies to Support Aging at Home: Insights from Five World Café Forums. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(13), 1-21.
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2022 Middleton, G., Patterson, K. A., Muir-Cochrane, E., Velardo, S., McCorry, F., & Coveney, J. (2022). The Health and Well-being Impacts of Community Shared Meal Programs for Older Populations: A Scoping Review. INNOVATION IN AGING, 6(7), 14 pages.
2020 van den Berg, M., Winsall, M., Dyer, S., Breen, F., Gresham, M., & Crotty, M. (2020). Understanding the barriers and enablers to the use of outdoor spaces in nursing homes: a systematic review. The Gerontologist, 60(4), e254-e269.
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2019 Barrie, H., Soebarto, V. I., Lange, J., Breen, F., & Walker, L. (2019). Using citizen science to explore neighbourhood influences on ageing well: pilot project. Healthcare, 7(4), 126-1-126-13.
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2018 Fidelma Breen. (2018). Hugh Mahon: Patriot, pressman, politician [Book Review]. Labour History, (114), 206.
2018 Breen, F., Coveney, J., & Pflaum, C. (2018). A literature scoping review of eating practices and food environments in 1 and 2-person households in the UK, Australia and USA. Appetite, 126, 43-53.
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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.
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- Barrie, H., Soebarto, V., Lange, J., & Breen, F. (n.d.). Senior Citizen Science: a new methodology for exploring neighbourhood influences on ageing well.
Year Citation 2019 Arthure, S., Breen, F., James, S., & Lonergan, D. (Eds.) (2019). Irish South Australia: new histories and insights (Vol. 1). Adelaide, South Australia: Wakefield Press.
Year Citation 2019 Breen, F. (2019). Ireland, Home Rule and the Orange Order in South Australia. In S. Arthure, F. Breen, S. James, & D. Lonergan (Eds.), Irish South Australia: new histories and insights (Vol. 1, 1 ed., pp. 212-228). Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 2019 Breen, F. (2019). 'Yet we are told that Australians do not sympathise with Ireland'; South Australian support for Irish Home Rule.. In P. Payton, & A. Varnava (Eds.), Australia, Migration and Empire - Immigrants in a Globalised World (pp. 151-179). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
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 (Vol. 16, pp. 198-225). New York: Routledge.
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Year Citation 2018 Wasserman, R., & Breen, F. (2018). Highway to home: international migrant settlement in regional South Australia. In Unpublished. Darwin.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2020 Wasserman, R., Barrie, H., & McCorry, F. (2020). An Evaluation of the Australian Migrant Resource Centre NDIS Building Stronger Communities Together Programme.
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
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Member Australian Population Association Australian Population Association Australia 2018 - ongoing Co-Founder ISAANZ 24 Conference Flinders University Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Food Culture Health Collective Flinders University Australia 2018 - ongoing President Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce: SA Chapter Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Australia 2016 - ongoing Secretary Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) Irish 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
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