School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Romy is a Research Associate at the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research. She completed a PhD in Human Society in the Department of Geography, Environment and Population at the University of Adelaide in 2015. This research focused on migration between South Africa and Australia, particularly focusing on the settlement experiences of migrants, including their transnational lives. Romy's PhD thesis received the John Lewis Silver Medal for Geography from the Royal Geographical Society for South Australia.
Romy's research interests include population and migration issues such as international migration, transnationalism, migrant settlement, regional migration and population dynamics broadly. She is passionate about teaching these and other Geography topics to undergraduates.
Date Position Institution name 2018 - ongoing Grant-funded Researcher (A) University of Adelaide 2018 - 2018 Lecturer - Global International Migration University of Adelaide 2017 - ongoing Research Associate, Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research University of Adelaide 2017 - ongoing End-user Engagement Program Coordinator Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research 2013 - 2013 Tutor - Global International Migration University of Adelaide 2012 - 2012 Tutor - Population and Health University of Adelaide 2012 - 2012 Tutor - Population and Environment University of Adelaide 2011 - 2011 Tutor - Urban Futures University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards - SA (2019) - Spatial Enablement Category Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute – SA Australia 2017 Award John Lewis Silver Medal for Geography 2016
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide Australia PhD University of Adelaide Australia Masters University of Adelaide Australia Honours (first class)
Year Citation 2018 Wasserman, R. (2018). South African migrants in Australia: an overview. South Australian Geographical Journal, 114(1), 17-28.
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 In Unpublished.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 2021 Wasserman, R. (2021). An evaluation of the Australian Migrant Resource Centre Women’s Employment into Action Programme. 2021 Wasserman, R. (2021). An interim report on the Australian Migrant Resource Centre Empowering People with Disabilities (EPD) Programme. 2020 Wasserman, R. G. (2020). Living and working in regional South Australia: a case study of three towns. Adelaide, South Australia. 2020 Wasserman, R., Barrie, H., & McCorry, F. (2020). An Evaluation of the Australian Migrant Resource Centre NDIS Building Stronger Communities Together Programme. 2018 Wasserman, R., & Barrie, H. (2018). Decade of Humanitarian Settlement in South Australia: A Case Study of the Burmese Community 2007 - 2017. 2018 Barrie, H., McDougall, K., & Wasserman, R. (2018). Murray Bridge: A Blueprint for Good Migrant Settlement.
2017 Wasserman, R., & Gamlen, A. J. (2017). Literature review: Policy that encourages population to relocate to regional areas.
Year Citation 2016 Wasserman, R. (2016). Migration from South Africa and Australia. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
Year Citation 2019 Wasserman, R., Lange, J. B., Tran, D., McDougall, K., & Barrie, H. (2019). South Australia's Multicultural Story. Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia.
Date Role Membership Country 2017 - ongoing Royal Geographical Society of South Australia 2014 - ongoing Australian Population Association
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