Dr Irene Belperio

Postdoctoral Research Associate

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park (S215 Sturt South)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Irene is a highly experienced qualitative researcher with interests in ageing and disability, and ageing in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. She also has extensive experience in learning support and has been teaching at the university level for over 13 years. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Nursing Practices and Research.

She is currently the Research Associate on the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Choosing the way forward: addressing postparental housing transition needs of adults with intellectual disability and their older family carers.

She is also the Chief Investigator on the Flinders University Innovation Partnership Seed Grant project, Adults with intellectual disabilities and dementia: The dementia healthcare advocacy experiences of adults with intellectual disabilities affected by or suspected of being affected by dementia, their informal caregivers, and disability services.


PhD (Flinders University) 2012

Honours, awards and grants

Innovation Partnership Seed Grant 2023

Impact Seed Funding for Early Career Researchers (Flinders University) 2022

Australian Research Council Linkage Project 2021

Australian Postgraduate Award 2005

University Medal for Social Sciences (Flinders University) 2002

Teaching interests

Irene has taught in enabling programs, provided learning support and lectured in academic literacies. She has also taught in ethnicity and ageing and Italian studies topics.

Topic coordinator
AGES1003 Ageing and ethnicity
Topic lecturer
AGES1003 Ageing and ethnicity
AGES2013 Roles, relationships and networks