Professor
Applied Social Studies
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 2593
E: F.Powell@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/
Professor of Social Policy
Applied Social Studies
University College Cork

T: +353 21 490 2593
F: +353 21 490 3443
E: f.powell@ucc.ie

Fred Powell, B.Sc(Soc), M.A., M.Soc.Sc., Ph.D, served as Head of the School of Applied Social Studies at University College, Cork, from 1989-2014.  He was appointed Dean of Social Science at UCC from 2008-2014.  Born in Dublin, he holds degrees from Trinity College, Dublin, the University of Edinburgh and University College Dublin.  Previously he lectured at the University of Ulster.  He has been an Instructor on the Extension Programme of the University of California, San Diego, and has lectured in the UK, Italy, Portugal, China and France.   He is Chair of the Board of the M.Plan and Chair of the PRTLI4-funded Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) at UCC.  He also served as Chair of the MBS in Asian Business, a joint venture between UCC, NTU Singapore and the Farmleigh Fellowship, from 2010-2013, and currently chairs the USREP Committee and is UCC's representative on the Irish University Association's Committee on Community Engagement.

Research Interests

My research during the past decade has been diverse but thematically interconnected. A significant part of the work is theoretical and addressed to an international audience but counter-balanced by a distinctly Irish focus, which is empirically-based. The overarching theme has been the exploration of civil society and a socially-inclusive view of citizenship from a variety of perspectives, both social, political and philosophical.

Civil society as a concept gives coherence to the diversity of welfare as an activity within the social world, differentiating it from both market and government: civil society occupies a space - the third space - between them in the social order. But this must be described as a `public space' shared with the State with which civil society has both a symbiotic and conflictual relationship. The idea of civil society is based upon citizen participation (active citizenship) in an inclusive community and a political culture that promotes civic engagement in public welfare - i.e. participative democracy.

Childhood and Youth have become a central focus for my research aided by grants from the Council of Europe and the Irish Research Council.  I have adopted a two-fold approach: (1) mapping youth policy and provision in Ireland and its volunteer base and; (2) seeking to interrogate why poor children have historically become so estranged from Irish society.  My work challenges middle-class notions of childhood as a protected social space, 'the sacred garden of childhood' - with the evidence of the historic abuse of children.

Institutional Research Contribution:

I am the Principal Investigator and Chair of the Management Board of the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, which is grant-aided (Euros 919,000) by the HEA PRTLI4 programme. ISS21 has helped to bring together a disparate social science community at UCC. The guiding philosophy is to build a research infrastructure in the social sciences through a national collaborative framework, known as the Irish Social Science Platform (ISSP). I chair its sustainable communities strand. The role of ISS21 is discussed in detail in the School's general research strategy statement. In summary, it has two core elements that devolve on the Institute of Social Science for the 21st Century (ISS21). This initiative has been important in itself but also in terms of the profile of the social sciences within UCC. We have over the past two years become a significant force within UCC's research agenda. My goal is to work with colleagues across UCC to further develop the profile of the social sciences and support my colleagues within the social science community to realise their full potential.

Between 2009-2011, I have been PI of a national study of youth policy, civil society and the modern Irish State, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Euros 272,000).  The research team published a report entitled Working with Young People (2010) and a book on Youth Policy, Civil Society and the Modern Irish State was published by Manchester University Press during 2012. Another study funded by the Irish Research Council to write a report on Irish child abuse reports has resulted in a major book, Dark Secrets of Childhood: Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals, which will be published by Policy Press UK on May 6th 2015.  A recent Irish Research Council funded survey of volunteering in youth work was completed in 2014 and will be published by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs during 2015 as an official research report.


Books

YearPublication
(2015)Dark Secrets of Childhood: Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals.
F Powell and M Scanlon (2015) Dark Secrets of Childhood: Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals. Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
(2013)Continuing Professional Development in Social Work.
Halton,C Powell,F.W. & Scanlon,M (2013) Continuing Professional Development in Social Work. Bristol UK: Policy Press. [Details]
(2013)The Politics of Civil Society : Big Society and small government (second edition).
Fred Powell (2013) The Politics of Civil Society : Big Society and small government (second edition). Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
(2012)Youth Policy, Civil Society and the Modern Irish State.
F. Powell, M. Geoghegan, M. Scanlon and K. Swirak (2012) Youth Policy, Civil Society and the Modern Irish State. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2007)The Politics of Civil Society: Neoliberalism or Social Left?.
F.W. Powell ; (2007) The Politics of Civil Society: Neoliberalism or Social Left?. Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
(2004)The Politics of Community Development: Reclaiming Civil Society or Reinventing Governance.
F.W. Powell and Martin Geoghegan; (2004) The Politics of Community Development: Reclaiming Civil Society or Reinventing Governance. Dublin: A. A. Farmar. [Details]
(2001)The Politics of Social Work.
Fred Powell; (2001) The Politics of Social Work. London: Sage. [Details]
(1997)Civil Society and Social Policy: Voluntarism in Ireland.
F.W. Powell & D. Guerin; (1997) Civil Society and Social Policy: Voluntarism in Ireland. Dublin: A. A. Farmar. [Details]
(1992)The Politics of Irish Social Policy 1600-1990.
F.W. Powell ; (1992) The Politics of Irish Social Policy 1600-1990. New York: Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'The Youth Precariat, Generationism and the Austerity City'
F. Powell and M. Scanlon (2016) 'The Youth Precariat, Generationism and the Austerity City' In: Perspectives on Youth. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. [Details]
(2015)'Putting Ethics at the Heart of Social Work in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland'
B. Featherstone and F. Powell (2015) 'Putting Ethics at the Heart of Social Work in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland' In: A. Christie et al (eds). Social Work in Ireland: Changes and Continuities. London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2012)'Citizens or Subjects? Civil Society and the Republic'
Powell, F. (2012) 'Citizens or Subjects? Civil Society and the Republic' In: Fintan O'Toole (eds). Up the Republic: Towards a New Ireland. London: Faber and Faber. [Details]
(2012)'Child Outcasts'
Powell, F., Geoghegan, M., Scanlon, M. and Swirak, K. (2012) 'Child Outcasts' In: Children's Rights and Child Protection. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2010)'Third Way'
Powell, F.; (2010) 'Third Way' In: International Encyclopaedia of Civil Society 3. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2010)'Civil Society Theory: Tom Paine'
Powell, F ; (2010) 'Civil Society Theory: Tom Paine' In: International Encyclopaedia of Civil Society. New York: [Details]
(2010)'Civil Society History IV: Enlightenment'
Powell, F ; (2010) 'Civil Society History IV: Enlightenment' In: International Encyclopaedia of Civil Society. New York: [Details]
(2010)'Civil Society History II: Medieval Period'
Powell, F ; (2010) 'Civil Society History II: Medieval Period' In: International Encyclopaedia of Civil Society. New York: [Details]
(2009)'Community Development, the Irish State and the Contested Meaning of Modernity'
Geoghegan, M. and Powell, F. ; (2009) 'Community Development, the Irish State and the Contested Meaning of Modernity' In: Dissent and Democracy. Dublin: AA Farmar. [Details]
(2006)'Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy'
Geoghegan, M. & Powell, F. ; (2006) 'Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy' In: Governance and Social Partnership. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2006)'The Changing Quality of Citizenship in Postmodern Society'
Fred Powell; (2006) 'The Changing Quality of Citizenship in Postmodern Society' In: Defining Social Services in Europe. Germeny: Nomas Baden. [Details]
(2006)'Governance and Social Partnership'
Geoghegan, M. and Powell, F; (2006) 'Governance and Social Partnership' In: Irish Social Policy in Focus. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2003)'Faith, State and Charity'
Powell, F.W.; (2003) 'Faith, State and Charity' In: Between Politics and Sociology. [Details]
(2003)'The Third Sector in Ireland'
Powell, F.W.; (2003) 'The Third Sector in Ireland' In: EuroSET: European Social Enterprises Training. [Details]
(2002)'Social Work in Late Modern Ireland'
Powell, F.W. (with Harry Ferguson); (2002) 'Social Work in Late Modern Ireland' In: Social Work in the British Isles. [Details]
(2000)'State, Welfare and Civil Society'
Fred Powell; (2000) 'State, Welfare and Civil Society' In: Trust and Civil Society. London: Macmillon. [Details]
(2000)'La Doctorat de Reserche en politique sociale, travil social ou développement communautaire'
Fred Powell; (2000) 'La Doctorat de Reserche en politique sociale, travil social ou développement communautaire' In: Doctorats quelque Initiatives Europeenes. Paris: Editions de l'ecole Nationale De La Sante Publique. [Details]
(2000)'Voluntary Organisations and Societies'
Powell, F.W.; (2000) 'Voluntary Organisations and Societies' In: The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work. [Details]
(1999)'Communitarianism and Social Work in the Irish State'
Fred Powell; (1999) 'Communitarianism and Social Work in the Irish State' In: Social Work and the State. Brighton: Pavilion Publishing. [Details]
(1998)'Politics and Social Policy in the New Poland'
Powell, F.W.; (1998) 'Politics and Social Policy in the New Poland' In: Social Change, Social Policy and Social Work in the New Europe. [Details]
(1998)'Mental Health Policy in Ireland'
Fred Powell; (1998) 'Mental Health Policy in Ireland' In: Mental Health in Ireland: North and South. Avebury: Avebury. [Details]
(1997)'The New Poor Law'
Fred Powell; (1997) 'The New Poor Law' In: The Politics of Social Policy in Europe. London: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(1992)'The Evolution of the Irish Welfare State [B3886]'
O'Connell, Cathal; Powell, F. W.; (1992) 'The Evolution of the Irish Welfare State [B3886]' In: Sozialarbeit in Irland (Studies in Comparative and International Social Work). [Details]
(1991)'Policy & practice for Children'
Horgan, D. Leane, M. & powell, F.; (1991) 'Policy & practice for Children' In: Social Policy In Ireland. [Details]
(1991)'Socialpolitick in Ireland von heute'
F.W. Powell; (1991) 'Socialpolitick in Ireland von heute' In: Socialarbeit in Ireland. Berlin: Schauble Varlag. [Details]
(1991)'Politik und Praxis der Kinderfusorge'
F. Powell; (1991) 'Politik und Praxis der Kinderfusorge' In: Socialarbeit in Ireland. Berlin: Schauble Verlag. [Details]
(1983)'Prevention'
B. Caul, J. Pinkerton & F.W. Powell; (1983) 'Prevention' In: Juvenile Justice in Northern Ireland. Belfast: UP. [Details]
(1981)'The Young Offender in Northern Ireland'
F.W. Powell; (1981) 'The Young Offender in Northern Ireland' In: Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads. Dublin: Dublin, UCD. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'The Psycho-politics of Austerity: Democracy, Sovereignty and Civic Protest'
F. Powell (2015) 'The Psycho-politics of Austerity: Democracy, Sovereignty and Civic Protest'. Recerca-Revista De Pensament & Analisi, (17):15-31 [Details]
(2014)'The Cultural Landscape of Childhood: Fairy Tales, Little People and Media Giants'
F. Powell (2014) 'The Cultural Landscape of Childhood: Fairy Tales, Little People and Media Giants'. An Leanbh Og, The Omep Journal of Early Childhood Studies, 8 :23-38 [Details]
(2013)'The Irish Charity Myth, Child Abuse and Human Rights: contextualising the Ryan Report into Care Institutions'
Powell F., Geoghegan, M., Scanlon, M. and Swirak, K (2013) 'The Irish Charity Myth, Child Abuse and Human Rights: contextualising the Ryan Report into Care Institutions'. British Journal of Social Work, 42 (5) Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Special Edition on Child Abuse Reports'
A. de Roiste and F. Powell (Eds) (2012) 'Special Edition on Child Abuse Reports'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 12 (1) [Details]
(2012)'Think Globally, Act Locally: Sustainable Communities, Modernity and Development'
Powell, F ; (2012) 'Think Globally, Act Locally: Sustainable Communities, Modernity and Development'. GeoJournal, 77 (2):141-152 [Details]
(2012)'Forward to Special Edition on Child Abuse Reports'
A. de Roiste and Fred Powell (2012) 'Forward to Special Edition on Child Abuse Reports'. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 12 (1) [Details]
(2011)'Targeted Youth Work in Contemporary Ireland'
M. Scanlon, F. Powell, M. Geoghegan and K. Swirak (2011) 'Targeted Youth Work in Contemporary Ireland'. Youth Studies Ireland, 6 (1):3-17 [Details]
(2009)'Community Development and the Contested Politics of the Late Modern Agora'
M. Geoghegan and F.W. Powell; (2009) 'Community Development and the Contested Politics of the Late Modern Agora'. Community Development Journal, 44 (4):430-447 [Details]
(2008)'Civil Society, Social Policy and Participatory Democracy'
F.W. Powell; (2008) 'Civil Society, Social Policy and Participatory Democracy'. Social Policy and Society, [Details]
(2007)'Active Citizenship, Civil Society and the Enabling State: Political Myth on Democratic Reality'
M. Geoghegan and F.W. Powell; (2007) 'Active Citizenship, Civil Society and the Enabling State: Political Myth on Democratic Reality'. Administration, [Details]
(2006)'Beyond Political Zoology'
F.W. Powell and M. Geoghegan; (2006) 'Beyond Political Zoology'. Community Development Journal, [Details]
(2006)'Community Development, Partnership Governance and Dilemmas of Professionalisation: Profiling and Assessing the Case of Ireland'
Geoghegan, M. & Powell, F.; (2006) 'Community Development, Partnership Governance and Dilemmas of Professionalisation: Profiling and Assessing the Case of Ireland'. British Journal of Social Work, 36 (5):845-861 [Details]
(2005)'Reclaiming Civil Society: the Future of Global Social Work?'
Powell, F. & Geoghegan, M.; (2005) 'Reclaiming Civil Society: the Future of Global Social Work?'. European Journal of Social Work, 8 (2):129-144 [Details]
(2004)'Community Development, Social Partnership and Democracy'
F.W. Powell and M. Geoghegan; (2004) 'Community Development, Social Partnership and Democracy'. Action on Poverty Today, [Details]
(1999)'Transformative Multiculturalism and the New Pedagogy'
Powell. F.; (1999) 'Transformative Multiculturalism and the New Pedagogy'. Irish Youthwork Scene, [Details]
(1999)'Adult Education, Cultural Empowerment and Social Equality'
Powell, F.W.; (1999) 'Adult Education, Cultural Empowerment and Social Equality'. Journal of The Institute For Access Studies, 1 (1):20-26 [Details]
(1999)'New Millennium, New Social Work'
Powell, F.W.; (1999) 'New Millennium, New Social Work'. Irish Social Worker, 17 (Autumn/Winter):13-14 [Details]
(1998)'The Professional Challenges of Reflexive Modernization'
Powell.F.; (1998) 'The Professional Challenges of Reflexive Modernization'. British Journal of Social Work, [Details]
(1998)'Workfare: Deconstructing Welfare Reform'
Powell, F.W.; (1998) 'Workfare: Deconstructing Welfare Reform'. European Journal of Social Work, 1 (3):361-362 [Details]
(1997)'Social Work, Postmodernity & Civil Society'
Powell. F.; (1997) 'Social Work, Postmodernity & Civil Society'. Administration, [Details]
(1997)'Adult Education & Cultural Empowerment'
Powell.F.; (1997) 'Adult Education & Cultural Empowerment'. The Adult Learner: Journal of Adult Community Education, [Details]
(1995)'Deconstructing Juvenile Justice: A Postmodern Policy Dilemma'
Powell. F.; (1995) 'Deconstructing Juvenile Justice: A Postmodern Policy Dilemma'. Administration, [Details]
(1995)'Social Exclusion & Citizenship'
Powell. F.; (1995) 'Social Exclusion & Citizenship'. Administration, [Details]
(1995)'Malignant Melanoma: The Case for Early Diagnosis. [B4119]'
Murphy, A.; Codd, M.; Powell, F.; Dervan, P.; Lawlor, D.; O'Loughlin, S.; (1995) 'Malignant Melanoma: The Case for Early Diagnosis. [B4119]'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 164.S14 :7-* [Details]
(1994)'The Crisis in the Irish Welfare State [B4501]'
Powell, Fred; (1994) 'The Crisis in the Irish Welfare State [B4501]'. Town & Gown, 1 :32-42 [Details]
(1993)'HLA Typing in Irish Psoriatics [B4078]'
O'Donnell, B. F.; O'Loughlin, S.; Codd, M.; Powell, F. C.; (1993) 'HLA Typing in Irish Psoriatics [B4078]'. Irish Medical Journal, 86.2 :65-81 [Details]
(1989)'Surveillance and Segregation: The Foundations of Irish Health Policy'
Powell. F.; (1989) 'Surveillance and Segregation: The Foundations of Irish Health Policy'. Administration, [Details]
(1989)'Northern Ireland: A Welfare State?'
F. Powell; (1989) 'Northern Ireland: A Welfare State?'. The Irish Review, 7 :146-148 [Details]
(1989)'Vagrancy and Deterrence'
Powell, F.W.; (1989) 'Vagrancy and Deterrence'. Social Policy and Administration, 23 (1):72-83 [Details]
(1988)'Child Care law Reform (Adoption)'
Powell, F.W.; (1988) 'Child Care law Reform (Adoption)'. Irish Social Worker, * (Autumn):8-9 [Details]
(1988)'Child Care Law Reform (Care and Protection)'
Powell, F.W.; (1988) 'Child Care Law Reform (Care and Protection)'. Irish Social Worker, * (Spring):10-12 [Details]
(1984)'Restructuring Juvenile Justice'
Powell. F.; (1984) 'Restructuring Juvenile Justice'. Social Work Today (Research and Practice Series), 15 (41):16-19 [Details]
(1984)'Political Violence and Child Abuse'
Powell. F.; (1984) 'Political Violence and Child Abuse'. International Children's Rights Monitor, 1 (4):6-11 [Details]
(1984)'Adoption Policy in Northern Ireland'
Powell. F.; (1984) 'Adoption Policy in Northern Ireland'. Administration, 32 (2):201-230 [Details]
(1984)'Left Behind in the Race for Services: Under-fives in Northern Ireland'
Powell, F.W.; (1984) 'Left Behind in the Race for Services: Under-fives in Northern Ireland'. Community Care, 493 (*):22-24 [Details]
(1984)'Young People and Violence in Northern Ireland'
Powell. F.; (1984) 'Young People and Violence in Northern Ireland'. Youth Policy, (10):20-36 [Details]
(1983)'Typology of Family Disorder'
Powell. F.; (1983) 'Typology of Family Disorder'. Community Care, :15-17 [Details]
(1982)'Social Policy in Early Modern Ireland'
Powell, F.W.; (1982) 'Social Policy in Early Modern Ireland'. Social Studies, 7 (1):56-66 [Details]
(1982)'Justice and the Young Offender in Northern Ireland'
Powell, F.W.; (1982) 'Justice and the Young Offender in Northern Ireland'. British Journal of Social Work, 12 (6):565-586 [Details]
(1981)'Northern Ireland : The Implications of Civil Conflict for Social Work Education'
Powell. F.; (1981) 'Northern Ireland : The Implications of Civil Conflict for Social Work Education'. Issues in Social Work Education, 2 (1):39-56 [Details]
(1981)'The Irish Poor Law Controversy'
Powell, F.W.; (1981) 'The Irish Poor Law Controversy'. Social Policy and Administration, 15 (3):292-310 [Details]
(1981)'Northern Ireland: The Implications of Civil Conflict for Social Work Education'
Powell, F.W.; (1981) 'Northern Ireland: The Implications of Civil Conflict for Social Work Education'. Issues In Social Work Education, 2 (1):39-56 [Details]
(1981)'Social Policy in Ireland 1500-1800'
Powell, F; (1981) 'Social Policy in Ireland 1500-1800'. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 1 (3):19-28 [Details]
(1981)'Dean Swift and the Dublin Foundliing Hospital'
Powell, F.W.; (1981) 'Dean Swift and the Dublin Foundliing Hospital'. Studies, LXX (228-9):162-170 [Details]
(1980)'The Future of Prevention'
Powell. F.; (1980) 'The Future of Prevention'. Community Care, :18-19 [Details]
(1980)'Information Policy and the Social Services: Is Big Brother Watching You?'
Powell, F.W.; (1980) 'Information Policy and the Social Services: Is Big Brother Watching You?'. Social Work Today, 11 (40):16-18 [Details]
(1980)'The Effect of the Northern Ireland Civil Conflict on Child Welfare'
Powell, F.W.; (1980) 'The Effect of the Northern Ireland Civil Conflict on Child Welfare'. International Social Work, 23 (2):25-32 [Details]
(1980)'Too Fit for Hospital (Report on Survey of Irish County Geriatric Hospital)'
Powell.F, A. G. Powell; (1980) 'Too Fit for Hospital (Report on Survey of Irish County Geriatric Hospital)'. Community Care, [Details]
(1979)'Social Work in Civil Conflict: A Case Study of Northern Ireland'
Powell, F.W.; (1979) 'Social Work in Civil Conflict: A Case Study of Northern Ireland'. International Social Work, 22 (3):17-20 [Details]
(1978)'The Multi-problem Family: A Re-assessment'
Powell. F.; (1978) 'The Multi-problem Family: A Re-assessment'. F.S.U. Quarterly, :1-10 [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2010)Working with Young People: a national study of youth work provision and policy in contemporary Ireland.
Powell, F; Geoghegan, M; Scanlon, M; Swirak, K; (2010) Working with Young People: a national study of youth work provision and policy in contemporary Ireland. Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, Cork. [Details]
(1995)Move from the Margins: Youth in Kerry.
Jenkinson, H., Powell, F.W., Mulcahy, M.; (1995) Move from the Margins: Youth in Kerry. SPRU, Cork. [Details]
(1994)Courage to Change: An Evaluation of an Irish Addiction Programme.
M. Leane & F.W. Powell; (1994) Courage to Change: An Evaluation of an Irish Addiction Programme. SPRU, Cahir. [Details]
(1991)Community Living: Adults with Mental Handicap.
M. Leane & F.W. Powell; (1991) Community Living: Adults with Mental Handicap. SEHB/Helios, Kilkenny. [Details]
(1987)Occasional Papers in Sociology and Social Administration, Poverty Series.
F.W. Powell ; (1987) Occasional Papers in Sociology and Social Administration, Poverty Series. Roehampton Institute, Roehampton Institute. [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(1983)Juvenile Justice In Ireland.
Carl, B., Pinkerton, J., Powell, F.W. (1983) Juvenile Justice In Ireland. Belfast: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1995)Report on Cork Community Development Institute [B4509].
Powell, Fred; (1995) Report on Cork Community Development Institute [B4509]. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1989)Report to National Youth Federation on Juvenile Justic System (UCC).
McCullagh, Ciaran, & Powell, F.W.; (1989) Report to National Youth Federation on Juvenile Justic System (UCC). Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1989)Proposal for a Pilot Scheme of Intervention in the Juvenile Justice System.
Mc Cullagh, Ciaran and F. W. Powell; (1989) Proposal for a Pilot Scheme of Intervention in the Juvenile Justice System. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1981)Black Report Feasibility Project on Child Care Services in Northern Ireland (NUU).
Carter, D., Downey, A., O'Dwyer, S., Powell, F.W.; (1981) Black Report Feasibility Project on Child Care Services in Northern Ireland (NUU). Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1980)Proceeds of D.H.S.S. Conference on Residential Work with Difficult Adolescents (An Interpretation of the Proposals of the Black Committee) (Derry).
Powell, F.W.; (1980) Proceeds of D.H.S.S. Conference on Residential Work with Difficult Adolescents (An Interpretation of the Proposals of the Black Committee) (Derry). Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1979)Caring for Children in a Society in Conflict: A Study of Northern Ireland (NUU).
Powell, F.W.; (1979) Caring for Children in a Society in Conflict: A Study of Northern Ireland (NUU). Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1998Shortlisted for ARNOVA Distinguished Book of the Year (USA) ARNOVA
2004Irish State Delegate to China

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Senate of the University of Ulster Member01-JAN-79 / 01-JAN-82
Taoiseach's Expert Group on Poverty Member01-JAN-95 / 01-JAN-97
Council of Europe Advisor in Adult Education and Social Inclusion01-JAN-99 / 31-DEC-99
International Society for Third Sector Research Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2011)Social Work Educators Meeting,
Powell, F.; (2011) Social Work Research in Post Crash Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Social Work Educators Meeting, National University of Ireland, Galway , 11-FEB-11 - 11-FEB-11. [Details]
(2010)ISTR Conference Istanbul,
Powell, F; (2010) Youth Policy in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], ISTR Conference Istanbul, Istanbul , 01-JUL-10 - 01-JUL-10. [Details]
(2003)Leonardo Conference Rome,
Powell, F.; (2003) Third Sector. [Oral Presentation], Leonardo Conference Rome, Rome , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2008)Sustainable Communities, Modernity and Development,
Fred Powell; (2008) Sustainable Communities, Modernity and Development. [Oral Presentation], Sustainable Communities, Modernity and Development, Sligo ISSP , 23-JUN-08 - 23-JUN-08. [Details]
(2007)Report on Socio-Economic Status of Irish Youth,
Fred Powell; (2007) Report on Socio-Economic Status of Irish Youth. [Oral Presentation], Report on Socio-Economic Status of Irish Youth, Strasbourg , 18-JUN-07 - 18-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)Civil Society, Democracy and Social Policy,
Fred Powell; (2007) Civil Society, Democracy and Social Policy. [Oral Presentation], Civil Society, Democracy and Social Policy, University of Birmingham, SPA Conference , 25-JUN-07 - 25-JUN-07. [Details]
(2006)The Future of Communicating Development,
Fred Powell; (2006) The Future of Communicating Development. [Oral Presentation], The Future of Communicating Development, Dublin-Bologna Conference UCD , 02-MAY-06 - 03-MAY-06. [Details]
(2005)Preoccuparsi del Umano in Una Società che Cambia,
Fred Powelll; (2005) Preoccuparsi del Umano in Una Società che Cambia. [Oral Presentation], Preoccuparsi del Umano in Una Società che Cambia, Rome , 04-APR-05 - 05-APR-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
MBS (Asian Business) Board of Studies Chair2010 / 2013
Irish Social Science Platform (ISSP) Board Member2007 /
Sustainable Development Strand, ISSP Chair2008 / 2013
Institute for the Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) Board Chair2008 /
UCC Governing Body Member2011 / 2014
Adult Education Board Member2011 / 2014
CACSSS Regulations Committee, UCC Member1999 / 2002
National Social & Economic Committee, Royal Irish Academy Member2000 / 2004
Academic Board Committee in Interdisciplinarity, UCC Member2005 / 1899
Student Discipline Committee, UCC Chair2008 / 2012
Steering Group on Restructuring, UCC Member2004 / 2005
M.Plan Board of Studies, UCC Chair2004 /
P.E. Board, UCC Member2004 / 2008

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Dean of Social Science01-JAN-08 / 04-FEB-14
Applied Social Studies, UCC Professor/Head of School01-JAN-90 / 04-FEB-14
UCC Lecturer01-SEP-83 / 01-SEP-90
University of Ulster Lecturer01-SEP-77 / 01-JUL-83

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1971Trinity College Dublin MAHistory & Political Science
1973Edinburgh University BSocScSocial Policy
1976University College Dublin MSocScSocial Policy
1987University College Dublin PHDSocial Policy

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies Guest Editor01-JAN-12 - 31-DEC-12
Ashgate Referee-
Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies Series Editor-
Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies Referee-
Policy Press Referee-
Voluntas: Official Journal Of The International Society For Third Sector Research Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Presentation at the GREP (Graduate Research Education Programme) module session

Understanding the Crisis at the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) on 18

th

 

February,

2011.


I have served as external examiner at Queens University Belfast (School of Sociology, both for Social Policy and Social Work, and the Law Faculty) examining PhDs. In addition, I have been external examiner at Dublin Institute of Technology and am currently external examiner (Social Policy) at Maynooth University. I have also served as external assessor on interview boards at TCD, UCD and Maynooth University during 2013 and 2014. Recently, I was appointed as an external member of a Quality Assurance Panel for the College of Arts at Dublin Institute of Technology.

China State Delegate at Poverty Conference 2004 (May/June)

Strasbourg EU Research Conference on Youth 2007 (June)


Research Talk: Civil Society in Ireland University of Limerick 2006 (15th Nov)


Frankfurt EU Research Project on Youth 2007 (Jan)

Research Talk: Civil Society and Community Dublin City University 2007 (2nd Nov) 


Research Talk: Civil Society and Democracy University of Ulster 2008 (29th Feb) 

Teaching Interests

SS1010 Politics and Social Policy 1
SS3032 Politics and Social Policy 3
SS3031 Social Research Project (BSocSc 3)
SS6105 Social Policy (MSW)
SS6301 Theorising Social Policy (MSocSc)
SS7106 PhD Social Science Seminars
SS5601 Principles, Values and Policy in Youth and Community Work