Dr Martin Power

BA., PhD., PGCert Teaching & Learning

Contact Details

Lecturer and Deputy Director Social Care Programme
Health Promotion Research Centre
103A
Aras Moyola
Discipline of Health Promotion
School of Health Sciences
NUI Galway

T: 091 492157
E: martin.p.power@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography


A lecturer with the Discipline of Health Promotion and Deputy Diriector of the BA (Hons) 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.


 
 

Research Interests

Social care theory and practice
Care planning
Care workforce and development
Social policy
Adult education
Risk and regulation

Recently completed research projects - IntimAge.

IntimAge was a 2 year Erasmus+ funded project led by the University College of Health Sciences, Slovenji Gradec, Slovenia. The project drew together a range of educational and training providers from Austria (Association for Interdisciplinary Education and Consulting), Germany (Friedrich-Alexander University), Slovenia (Integra Institut), Italy (University delle LiberEta), the U.K. (University of Sheffield), Ireland (National University of Ireland, Galway) and Greece (GUnet - the Greece Academic Network). IntimAge had two aims. 1. To raise awareness of the challenges that older people can confront around intimacy and sexual health, especially when engaging with health and social care professionals. 2. To develop resources for health and social care professionals to assist them in practice. The outputs from IntimAge are a series of modules for health and social care professionals and a guide for trainers. All are freely available, in English, German, Greek, Italian and Slovenian at - - http://etraining.intimage.gunet.gr/
 

 
 
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Risk, science and the politics of the blood scandals in Ireland, Scotland, England and Finland'
Taylor G and Power M (2016) 'Risk, science and the politics of the blood scandals in Ireland, Scotland, England and Finland'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 27 [Details]
(2016) '(re) Structuring the agency: Agency working arrangements and social care in the era of austerity and beyond'
Cantwell J and Power M (2016) '(re) Structuring the agency: Agency working arrangements and social care in the era of austerity and beyond'. Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies, 16 (2):24-42 [Details]
(2011) 'Qualifications of non-nursing residential care staff in the Republic of Ireland'
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]
(2014) 'Standardising assessment and care planning in Ireland'
Van Lente, E., & Power, M. (2014) 'Standardising assessment and care planning in Ireland'. Quality In Ageing, 15 (1):46-60 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Legal responses to public crisis: Tribunals of inquiry and the blood crisis in the Republic of Ireland'
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]
(2010) 'Risk, science and blood: The politics of the haemophilia crisis in Ireland'
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]

Books

  Year Publication
(2010) Risk, science and blood: Politics, HIV, hepatitis & haemophilia in Ireland.
Taylor, G., Power, M. (2010) Risk, science and blood: Politics, HIV, hepatitis & haemophilia in Ireland. NUIG: G Taylor and M Power. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) All Together Better Health Conference V111
Casey, D., Cusack, T., Hunter, A., Felzmann, H., Campbell, L., Tierney, M., Power, M., Meskell, P., Geoghegan, R., Magdalinski, T., Keleher, C., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Burke, E., Doyle, P. . (2016) Using Digital Technology to Enhance and Evaluate Inter-professional Education (IPE) All Together Better Health Conference V111 Oxford, UK, , 06-SEP-16 - 09-SEP-16 [Details]
(2016) Social Care Ireland annual conference - Balancing care: Recognition and regulation in the era of professionalisation
Power, Martin; Burke, Eimear; Campbell, Louise, Carroll, Clare; Casey, Dympna; Felzman, Heike; Geoghegan, Rosemary; Hills, Caroline; Hunter, Andrew; Magdalinski, Tara; Meskell, Pauline and Tierney, Marie (2016) what's in a name: The recognition of social care workers by future care professionals Social Care Ireland annual conference - Balancing care: Recognition and regulation in the era of professionalisation Naas, Ireland, [Details]
(2016) Invisible persons: Making humans, communities and social professionals more visible
Power Martin (2016) Commissioning of services in Ireland: Potential, opportunities and challenges Invisible persons: Making humans, communities and social professionals more visible Strasbourg, France, [Details]
(2016) 35th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2016-
Tierney, M. Magdalinski. T. Meskell, P. Hunter, A. Burke, E. Carroll, C. Hills, C. Schmidt-Felzmann, H Campbell, L. Geoghegan, R. Finn, Y. Power, M. & Casey, D. (2016) Impact of an online interprofessional education programme on the attitudes and perceptions of health and social care students 35th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2016- [Details]
(2015) European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 8-10 June, University College Cork, Ireland
Casey, D., Campbell, L., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Hunter, A., Meskell, P., Geoghegan, R., McDarby, G., Power, M., Burke, E., Boland, J., Tierney, M., and Schmidt-Felzmann, H. (2015) Student experiences of using values-based digital technology to enhance and evaluate inter-professional education (IPE) European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 8-10 June, University College Cork, Ireland [Details]
(2015) Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference TCD
Carroll, C. Hills, C. Casey, D. Schmidt-Felzmann, H Campbell, L. Geoghegan, R. Finn, Y. Hunter, A. Burke, E. Power, M. McDarby, G. Meskell, P. Seedhouse, D. Boland, J. and Tierney, M. (2015) Healthcare students' views on collaboration: An evaluation of a pilot online inter-professional project at NUI Galway Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference TCD [Details]
(2015) Ed Tech Conference, Irish Learning Technology Association, 28-29 May, University of Limerick, Ireland
Casey, D., Cambell, L., Felzmann, H., Hills, C. Burke, E., Power, M., Finn, Y., Geoghegan, R. Meskell, P., McDarby, G., Hunter, A., Seedhouse, D, Carroll, C, Boland, J., Magdalinski, T and Tierney, M. (2015) Evaluating the use of values-based digital technology to facilitate inter-professional education (IPE) Ed Tech Conference, Irish Learning Technology Association, 28-29 May, University of Limerick, Ireland [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Power Martin and Van Lente Eric (2015) Care planning in long-stay settings for older people: Practioner perspectives 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference [Details]
(2015) Social care and social policy: Seeking social justice in the era of austerity and beyond
Cantwell, J., & Power, M. (2015) Agency and agencies: Contingency working in social care in Ireland Social care and social policy: Seeking social justice in the era of austerity and beyond DIT Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2014) Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research
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]
(2013) Thinking differently: New Curricula, new skills in higher education - Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching conference
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]
(2013) Change, challenge, opportunity. Social Care Ireland conference
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]
(2012) Embracing new agendas for health promotion action: Developing workforce competencies for effective practice
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]
(2011) Bringing back innovation and creativity to social care work - Social Care Ireland conference
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]
(2009) Research led teaching- NAIRTL conference
Griffin, B., Sixsmith, J., & Power, M. (2009) Introducing the Values-Exchange - poster presentation Research led teaching- NAIRTL conference [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) HSCP research conference 'Improving health - research driving innovations in healthcare’,
Power, M., Zeleznik, D., Antic, A., Balaouras, P., Bercko-Eisenreich, S., Bolis, S., Eisenreich, W., Fabbro, A., Hinchliff, S., Lang, F., Plechaty, M., Sixsmith, S., Slattery, T., Ryan, T., Tsibanis, C., Tulisso, V., & Vaughan, E. (2016) Annual Health and Social Care Professionals research conference. [Poster Presentation], HSCP research conference 'Improving health - research driving innovations in healthcare’, Dublin, Ireland , 16-NOV-16 - 16-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016) HSCP research conference 'Improving health - research driving innovations in healthcare’,
Fingleton, M; Byrne, C and Power, M. (2016) Annual Health and Social Care Professionals research conference. [Poster Presentation], HSCP research conference 'Improving health - research driving innovations in healthcare’, Dublin, Ireland , 16-NOV-16 - 16-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016) HSCP research conference 'Improving health - research driving innovations in healthcare',
Byrne, C; Ledwidge, L. and Power M (2016) Annual Health and Social Care Professionals research conference. [Poster Presentation], HSCP research conference 'Improving health - research driving innovations in healthcare', Dublin , 16-NOV-16 - 16-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016) Balancing care: Recognition and regulation in the era of professionalisation,
Power, Martin (2016) Social Care Ireland annual conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Balancing care: Recognition and regulation in the era of professionalisation, Nass, Ireland , 14-APR-16 - 15-APR-16. [Details]
(2015) Breaking barriers and building relationships,
Power Martin (2015) Social Care Ireland annual conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Breaking barriers and building relationships, Sligo, Ireland , 24-MAR-15 - 26-MAR-15. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2009) After Optimism: Ireland, Racism and Globalisation.
Power, M (2009) After Optimism: Ireland, Racism and Globalisation. Book Review [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2014) Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research.
Burke, M., Carroll, C., Hodgins, M., Lyons, R., McDarby, G., & Power, M. (2014) Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research. Conference Poster [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2015) NUIG 2015, CELT SYMPOSIUM IN HIGHER.
Casey, D. Campbell, L. Finn, Y. Hills, C. Carroll, C. Hunter, A. Meskell, M. Geoghegan, R. McDarby, G. Power, M. Burke, E. Boland, J. Tierney, M. Seedhouse, D. and Schmidt-Felzmann, H. (2015) NUIG 2015, CELT SYMPOSIUM IN HIGHER. Invited papers [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2009) Social Care at National University of Ireland Galway.
Martin Power (2009) Social Care at National University of Ireland Galway. Ireland: Magazine Article [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(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.
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]

Video recording / TV

  Year Publication
(2015) Using values-based digital technology to enhance and evaluate inter-professional education (IPE).
Casey, D. Campbell, L. Finn, Y. Hills, C. Carroll, C. Hunter, A. Meskell, M. Geoghegan, R. McDarby, G. Power, M. Burke, E. Boland, J. Tierney, M. Seedhouse, D. and Schmidt-Felzmann, H. (2015) Using values-based digital technology to enhance and evaluate inter-professional education (IPE). Video recording / TV [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2004 PhD Fellowship National University of Ireland Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Social Care Workers Executive board member, policy and research officer /
Nursing Home Ireland - care planning advisory group invited member /
European Care Certificate Project Board member 01-MAR-09 / 30-SEP-11

Teaching Interests

Martin’s teaching interests include social care theory and practice, social policy and health promotion.


Martin’s teaching experience has been gained over a number of years, as he has been responsible for teaching on a variety of courses/modules to diverse learner populations. In this time Martin has taught undergraduate and postgraduate learners drawn from diverse socio-cultural learner populations, including traditional post-leaving certificate learners, non-traditional learners (mature and in-service learners), non-national and, international students. This teaching has been delivered to both large (150+) and small (15-30) learner groups through a range of methods, including traditional didactic lectures, blended learning and enquiry based learning. In addition, Martin has supervised undergraduate research projects, dissertations and MA theses.


PhD candidates.

Ms. Elena Vaughan


Title - Sex, stigma and silence: Sexual politics and the discursive construction of HIV in Ireland.

This study aims to investigate the discursive construction of HIV and the phenomenon of HIV related stigma in Ireland. It draws upon theories of language and ideology, and utilises a Critical Discourse Analysis framework of media and policy. In addition, it aims to capture the lived experience through interviews with individuals living with HIV.


Msc Occupational health, safety and ergonomics.

Ms. Marie Ryan

Workign title - 'I have to be home for milking': A qualitative investigation into the work-life balance of dairy farmers in Ireland'.


 

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Katie Stones Msc Y
Deirdre Brennan Y
Martina Osikoya Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2015 Marie Ryan Msc

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Elena Vaughan Doctorate - Structured PhD (Health Sciences) Supervisor