BA., PhD., PGCert Teaching & Learning

Contact Details

Lecturer and Director Social Care Programmes
Health Promotion
103A
Aras Moyola
National University of Ireland, Galway
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

Smart Patients

Smart Patients is a 2 year Erasmus+ funded project lead by Merdi (University of Rijeka, Croatia). The project partners include Wissenschaftsinitiative Niederosterrich (Austria), Integra Institut (Slovenia), QUALED (Slovakia), “Was hab’ ich?” (Germany), Instituto Politecnico do Porto (Portugal), GUNET (Greece) and NUI Galway (Ireland). One of the EU Health Strategy’s concrete themes includes “empowering citizens – putting patients at the heart of the system and encouraging them to be involved in managing their own healthcare needs“. Preventive care should therefore not be left alone to doctors and hospitals. Rather individuals must be empowered and become a “smart patient” and full stakeholder. In line with this strategy, this project is focused on developing online tools for citizens to assist them in become Smart Patients - http://smartpatientinfo.eu

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/
The IntimAge materials received endorsement by Social Care Ireland in November 2016 as a continued professional development (CPD) resource.
 
 

 
 
 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
SMART PATIENTS HOLISTIC EMPOWERMENT OF CITIZENS TO BECOME EXPERTS IN THEIR OWN HEALTH 01-SEP-16 31-AUG-18
IntimAge: Health and social care promotion materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the thrid age. 01-SEP-14 30-SEP-16

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 [ARAN Link] [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 [ARAN Link] [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
(2015) CELT Symposium in Higher Education 'Getting Real about Virtual Learning'
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., & Schmidt-Felzmann, H. (2015) Students' experiences of using values based digital technology to enhance inter-professional education CELT Symposium in Higher Education 'Getting Real about Virtual Learning' Galway, Ireland, , 19-JUN-15 [Details]
(2017) 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Focus on Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN)
Summerville S, Casey D, McCarthy B, Hills C, Carroll C, Costello M, Hunter A, Burke E, Kennedy KM, Power M, Byrne D, Donlon K, Hanley M, Ní Chianáin L (2017) Exploring academic staff perceptions and experiences in the development and delivery of an undergraduate inter-professional pilot simulation 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Focus on Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Nottingham, UK, [Details]
(2017) 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Focus on Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN)
Ní Chianáin L, Burke E, McCarthy B, Costello M, Hills C, Carroll C, Donlon K, Hunter A, Kennedy KM, Power M, Hanley M, Byrne D and Summerville S (2017) A Reflective Guide to Inter-Professional Simulation 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Focus on Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) [Details]
(2017) 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN)
Ní Chianáin, L., Burke, E., McCarthy, B., Costello, M., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Donlon, K., Hunter, A., Kennedy, K., Power, M., Hanley, M., Byrne, D., & Summerville, S. (2017) A Reflective Guide to Inter-Professional Simulation 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nottingham - Gateway, Nottingham, UK, , 21-JUN-17 - 22-JUN-17 [Details]
(2017) 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies
Summerville, S., Casey, D., McCarthy, B., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Costello, M., Hunter, A., Burke, E., Kennedy, K., Power, M., Byrne, D., Donlon, K., Hanley, M., & Ní Chianáin, L. (2017) Exploring academic staff perceptions and experiences in the development and delivery of an undergraduate inter-professional pilot simulation 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies Nottingham, UK, , 21-JUN-17 - 22-JUN-17 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) Social Care Ireland annual conference: The changing face of social care
Power, M., Kelly, C., McKenna, V., Mullins, L., Gough, H., & Clare, C. (2017) Gatekeepers of competency: Practice educators/teachers and the competencies based regulatory framework Social Care Ireland annual conference: The changing face of social care Galway, , 22-MAR-17 - 22-MAR-17 [Details]
(2016) All Together Better Health VIII
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 VIII 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
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 , 02-MAR-16 - 03-MAR-16 [Details]
(2015) European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Casey, D., Campbell, L., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Hunter, A., Meskell, P., Geoghegan, R., McDarby, G., Power, M., Burke, E., Boland, J., Tierney, M., & 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 University College Cork, Ireland, , 08-JUN-15 - 10-JUN-15 [Details]
(2015) 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference
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., & Tierney, M. (2015) Healthcare students' views on collaboration: An evaluation of a pilot online inter-professional project at NUI Galway 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference Dublin, Ireland, , 04-NOV-15 - 05-NOV-15 [Details]
(2015) Ed Tech2015: 16th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Casey, D., Campbell, 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 & Tierney, M. (2015) Evaluating the use of values-based digital technology to facilitate inter-professional education (IPE) Ed Tech2015: 16th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association University of Limerick, Ireland, , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [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]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Speech and language therapy students' perspectives on ethical dilemmas'
Power M & Leonard R (2018) 'Speech and language therapy students' perspectives on ethical dilemmas' Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 23 :79-103. [Details]
(2017) 'Commissioning of human and social services in Ireland: Potential, opportunities and challenges'
Martin Power (2017) 'Commissioning of human and social services in Ireland: Potential, opportunities and challenges' European Journal of Social Education, 28/29 :83-92. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) Social Care Ireland Conference 2018: Working with strenghts and abilities,
D'Arcy P & Power M (2018) Registration awareness study. [Invited Oral Presentation], Social Care Ireland Conference 2018: Working with strenghts and abilities, Athlone , 21-MAR-18 - 22-MAR-18. [Details]
(2014) Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research,
Burke, M., Carroll, C., Hodgins, M., Lyons, R., McDarby, G., & Power, M. (2014) Health and Social Care Professions Conference. [Poster Presentation], Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research, Dublin , 07-SEP-14. [Details]
(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]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2015) Using values-based digital technology to enhance and evaluate inter-professional education (IPE).
Kelleher, C., Seedhouse, D., Hunter, A., Casey, D., McDarby, G., Cusack, T., Campbell, L., Finn, Y., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Meskell, M., Geoghegan, R., Power, M., Burke, E., Boland, J., Tierney, M., & Schmidt-Felzmann, H. (2015) Using values-based digital technology to enhance and evaluate inter-professional education (IPE). Dublin: ANET/COS [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
(2018) Smart patients: Holistic empowerment of patients to become experts in their own health.
Power, M., Letica Crepulja, M., Stevanovic, A., Franciskovic, T., Brulke, B., Bercko Eisenreich, Eisenreich, W., S., Silva, R., De Lurdes Silva Ponte, S., Morim Fernandes, S., Balaouras, P., Butekova, J., & Tsibanis, K. (2018) Smart patients: Holistic empowerment of patients to become experts in their own health. Conference Poster [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
(2016) IntimAge: Health and social care materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the third age.
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) IntimAge: Health and social care materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the third age. Ireland: Electronic Publication [Details]

Electronic Source

  Year Publication
(2016) IntimAge: Health and social care materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the third age.
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) IntimAge: Health and social care materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the third age. Electronic Source [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2015) NUIG 2015, CELT Symposium in Higher Education.
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 Education. Invited papers [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2018) Smart patients: Holistic empowerment of patients to become experts in their own health.
Power M (2018) Smart patients: Holistic empowerment of patients to become experts in their own health. Magazine Article [Details]
(2016) IntimAge: Health and social care materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the third age.
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) IntimAge: Health and social care materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the third age. Magazine Article [Details]
(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 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Video recording / TV

  Year Publication
(2015) Using values-based digital technology to enhance and evaluate inter-professional education (IPE).
Kelleher, C., Seedhouse, D., Hunter, A., Casey, D., McDarby, G., Cusack, T., Campbell, L., Finn, Y., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Meskell, M., Geoghegan, R., Power, M., Burke, E., Boland, J., Tierney, M., & 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
Social Care Ireland Member of Workers Advisory Group and Research Special Interest Group /
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 been an examiner for undergraduate programmes and MA and PhD thesis.


PhD candidates.

Ms. Elena Vaughan

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

The aim of this study is to investigate the discourse of HIV and the phenomena of HIV-related stigma in Ireland. The study draws on theories of language and ideology by theorists such as Foucault and Bourdieu and will apply a Critical Discourse Analysis framework in the analysis of media and policy texts pertaining to HIV.  In addition, interviews with people living with HIV will be conducted in order to evaluate their experiences of stigma and discrimination.  

Ms. Jaroslava Velartova

Defining and managing risk in adult social care disability services.

This research will explore understandings that surround the manner in which risk is defined, perceived and operationalised by stakeholders.  While risk assessment has become ubiquitous in social care, service users, social care staff and service provider managers often approach risks differently.  As a consequence, there can be challenges to balancing competing demands of independence, autonomy, health, safety and duty of care.



Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Sean Whelan Y
Antonia Kenny Y
Deirdre Brennan Y
Martina Osikoya Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2015 Marie Ryan Msc Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

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