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Dr Martin Power BA., PhD., PGCert Teaching & Learning
A lecturer with the Discipline of Health Promotion and co-ordinator on the BA Social Care, NUI Galway, Martin pursed his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at NUI Galway. Prior to joining the Discipline of Health Promotion, Martin held posts both with IT Carlow and the Adult and Continuing Education Centre, NUI Galway.
Martin’s research interests are broad and include social care theory and practice, workforce development,
regulation, standards and care planning, risk, interdisciplinary working, social policy and adult education.
| Social care theory and practice
Care workforce and development
Risk and regulation
|Taylor, G., Power, M. (2010) Risk, science and blood: Politics, HIV, hepatitis & haemophilia in Ireland. NUIG: G Taylor and M Power. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Van Lente, E., & Power, M. (2014) 'Standardising assessment and care planning in Ireland'. Quality In Ageing, 15 (1):46-60. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Power, M. & Lavelle, M.J. (2011) 'Qualifications of non-nursing residential care staff in the Republic of Ireland'. Quality In Ageing, 12 (3):152-161. [Details]|
|Power, M., Lavelle, M-J. (2011) 'Qualifications of non-nursing residential care staff in the Republic of Ireland'. Quality In Ageing, 12 (3):152-162. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Power, M. (2010) 'Legal responses to public crisis: Tribunals of inquiry and the blood crisis in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal of Social Criminology, 1 (2):36-63. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Taylor, G,Power, MP (2010) 'Risk, science and blood: The politics of the haemophilia crisis in Ireland'. Health Risk & Society, 12 :515-530. [DOI] [Details]|
|Power M (2014) Exploring interdisciplinary perspectives: Social care and medical students' views surrounding the covert administration of medicines Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research Dublin, Ireland, [Details]|
|Burke, M., Carroll, C., Hodgins, M., Lyons, R., McDarby, G., & Power, M. (2014) Driving healthcare change through collaboration between researchers and health and social care professionals Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research [Details]|
|Martin Power & Rachel Leonard (2013) Exchanging values and valuing exchanges: The Values-Exchange and interdisciplinary learning Thinking differently: New Curricula, new skills in higher education - Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching conference [Details]|
|Martin Power (2013) Professional peering through the looking glass: Social care and medical students' perspectives on covertly administering medicines Change, challenge, opportunity. Social Care Ireland conference [Details]|
|Martin Power & Eric Van Lente (2012) Caring about care planning - poster presentation Embracing new agendas for health promotion action: Developing workforce competencies for effective practice [Details]|
|Martin Power & Eric Van Lente (2011) Assessment and care planning in residential centres for older people in Ireland Bringing back innovation and creativity to social care work - Social Care Ireland conference [Details]|
|Griffin, B., Sixsmith, J., & Power, M. (2009) Introducing the Values-Exchange - poster presentation Research led teaching- NAIRTL conference [Details]|
|Power, M (2009) After Optimism: Ireland, Racism and Globalisation. Book Review [Details]|
|Martin Power (2009) Social Care at National University of Ireland Galway. Ireland: Magazine Article [Details]|
|Martin Power & Eric Van Lente (2012) Caring about care planning - A survey of assessment and care planning tools, processes and perspectives from residential care settings for older people in the Republic of Ireland. Report [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2004.
Title: PhD Fellowship
|Association: Irish Social Policy Association , Function/Role: Committee Member and website officer|
|Association: Irish Association of Social Care Workers , Function/Role: Membership Secretary|
|Association: Nursing Home Ireland - care planning advisory group, Function/Role: member|
|Association: European Care Certificate Project , Function/Role: Board member|
Martin’s teaching interests include social care theory and practice, social policy and health promotion.