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Dr Carol Power

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Carol Power

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University College Cork

University College Cork

021 490 3850 cpower@ucc.ie

Biography

Carol Power is a lecturer in the Department of Food Business and Development and a researcher with the Centre for Co-operative Studies.  She has a BA in Geography and Policy Studies, a PhD in Geography and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  Carol’s doctoral thesis focused on the role of voluntary business associations in stimulating industrial clusters and regional economic development.  Since 2016, Carol has been Academic Director of the Pathways suite of programmes in Credit Union Business, offered in partnership with the Irish League of Credit Unions.  She teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Department, including the MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise and the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development, and is involved in the supervision of a number of Master's and PhD students.  Her current research interests focus on co-operative and community-based responses to social and economic needs at local and regional levels.

 

Affiliations

  • Member, Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland (/)
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Education

  • University College Cork , PHD, Geography (2007)
  • University College Cork , BA (Hons), Geography and Policy Studies (1999)
  • University College Cork , Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed., Higher Education (2013)
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Teaching Interests

  • Since 2016, Carol  has been Academic Director of the Pathways suite of programmes in Credit Union Business.
  • She contributes to modules on a number of undergraduate programmes:
  • GV1400 Local Development and Public Health
  • FE2008 Placement Plan
  • FE3014 Concepts of Development
  • FE3825 Credit Unions and Society
  • FE4412 Sustainable Development: Food, Natural Resources and Gender
  • FE4415 Research Project and Analytical Skills
  • Carol delivers three modules on the online Master's Degree in Co-operative and Social Enterprise and is also involved in research supervision on this programme:
  • FE6703 Co-operative and Social Enterprise Governance;  
  • FE6711 Research Methodology;
  • FE6705 Innovation and Enterprise in Financial Co-operatives and Mutuals;
  • FE6710 Research Dissertation (supervision).
  • Carol also contributes to modules on the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development:
  • FE6305 Contemporary Socio-economic and Environmental Issues
  • FE6306 Marketing for Sustainable Food Production and Consumption
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 Co-operation among Irish beef farmers: current perspectives and future prospects in the context of new producer organisation (PO) legislation
Hooks, T.; Macken-Walsh, A.; McCarthy, O.; Power, C.; Henchion, M (2018) Co-operation among Irish beef farmers: current perspectives and future prospects in the context of new producer organisation (PO) legislation. : Sustainability [Details]
2017 The impact of a values-based supply chain (VBSC) on farm-level viability, sustainability and resilience: case study evidence
Hooks, T., Macken-Walsh, Á., McCarthy, O., Power, C (2017) The impact of a values-based supply chain (VBSC) on farm-level viability, sustainability and resilience: case study evidence. : Sustainability [Details]
2017 Farm level viability, sustainability and resilience: a focus on co-operative action and values-based supply chains
Hook, T., Macken-Walsh, A., McCarthy, O. and Power C (2017) Farm level viability, sustainability and resilience: a focus on co-operative action and values-based supply chains. : Studies in Agricultural Economics [Details]
2017 A Co-operative Business Approach in a Values-Based Supply Chain: A Case Study of a Beef Co-operative
Hooks, T., McCarthy, O., Power, C. & Macken-Walsh, A (2017) A Co-operative Business Approach in a Values-Based Supply Chain: A Case Study of a Beef Co-operative. : Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management [Details]
2016 Risk and Reward: The Development of Social Enterprise within the Criminal Justice Sector in Ireland - Some Policy Implications
Cafferty, Siobhan; McCarthy, Olive; Power, Carol (2016) Risk and Reward: The Development of Social Enterprise within the Criminal Justice Sector in Ireland - Some Policy Implications. : Irish Probation Journal [Details]
2014 Merging into the mainstream? An empirically based discussion of the potential erosion of competitive advantage in a restructured Irish credit union movement
Power, Carol; O'Connor, Ray; McCarthy, Olive; Ward, Michael (2014) Merging into the mainstream? An empirically based discussion of the potential erosion of competitive advantage in a restructured Irish credit union movement. : Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management [Details]
2012 Credit unions and community in Ireland: Towards optimising the principle of social responsibility
Power, Carol; O’Connor, Ray; McCarthy Olive; Ward Michael (2012) Credit unions and community in Ireland: Towards optimising the principle of social responsibility. : International Journal of Co-Operative Management [Details]
2007 The role of industry associations in stimulating economic development: A Case Study of the information and communication technologies sector in Cork
Power, C. and Brunt, B (2007) The role of industry associations in stimulating economic development: A Case Study of the information and communication technologies sector in Cork. : Irish Geography [Details]

Edited Books

Year Publication
2011 The Origins, Ethos and Evolution of Co-operative Credit in Ireland: Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of Nora Herlihy
(2011) The Origins, Ethos and Evolution of Co-operative Credit in Ireland: Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of Nora Herlihy. : Power, C., O'Connor, R., McCarthy, O. and Ward, M : Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2011 Credit unions in Irish society: retrospect and prospect
Power, C (2011) Credit unions in Irish society: retrospect and prospect. : Power, C., O'Connor, R., McCarthy, O. and Ward, M : Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC [Details]
2011 Amalgamation and federated co-operative models: A place for both in the development of the Irish credit union movement
Byrne N., Ward M., Prendergast K., Power C (2011) Amalgamation and federated co-operative models: A place for both in the development of the Irish credit union movement. : : Duhallow Women's Forum and Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC [Details]
2011 Introduction
Power, C (2011) Introduction. : Power, C., O'Connor, R., McCarthy, O. and Ward, M : Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC [Details]
2011 Credit unions and community wellbeing
Power, C., O'Connor, R., McCarthy, O. and Ward, M (2011) Credit unions and community wellbeing. : : Duhallow Women's Forum and Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC [Details]
2010 Bounded Spaces and Cultural Places: The Reorganisation of the Farmed Landscape in Ireland
O’Connor, R., Power C. and Rylands, M (2010) Bounded Spaces and Cultural Places: The Reorganisation of the Farmed Landscape in Ireland. : : Kendall Hunt Publishers, Iowa [Details]
2009 Cill Rialig
Power, C. and O’Connor, R (2009) Cill Rialig. : : Cork University Press [Details]
2009 Peat and Energy Production in Iveragh
O’Connor, R. and Power, C (2009) Peat and Energy Production in Iveragh. : : Cork University Press [Details]
2009 Demographic Change on the Iveragh Peninsula 1926-2006
Power, C. and O’Connor, R (2009) Demographic Change on the Iveragh Peninsula 1926-2006. : : Cork University Press [Details]
2009 Contemporary Economic Development in Iveragh
Power, C. and O’Connor, R (2009) Contemporary Economic Development in Iveragh. : : Cork University Press [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2011 The role of credit unions in financial capability
Byrne, N., Power, C., McCarthy, O. and Ward, M (2011) The role of credit unions in financial capability. [Details]
2010 The Potential Impact of Credit Unions on Members' Financial Capability
Byrne, Noreen; Power, C, Carol; McCarthy, Olive; Ward Michael (2010) The Potential Impact of Credit Unions on Members' Financial Capability. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2016 Co-editor of Conference Proceedings
Edited by ISS21 Local and Community Development Working Group (2016) Co-editor of Conference Proceedings. [Details]
2016 New Structures for Local Government in Ireland: Evaluating the Impact on Community Participation in the Local Planning Process . In: ISS21 Local and Community Development Working Group eds
Hall, J., O'Connor, R., Power, C. and Brady, W (2016) New Structures for Local Government in Ireland: Evaluating the Impact on Community Participation in the Local Planning Process . In: ISS21 Local and Community Development Working Group eds. [Details]
2016 Local Government Reform in Ireland: Implications for Rural Development and Community Engagement . In: ISS21 Local and Community Development Working Group eds
Rylands, M., O'Connor, R. and Power, C (2016) Local Government Reform in Ireland: Implications for Rural Development and Community Engagement . In: ISS21 Local and Community Development Working Group eds. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2018 The impact of a values-based supply chain (VBSC) on farm-level viability, sustainability and resilience: case study evidence. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Hooks, T., Macken-Walsh, A., McCarthy, O., Power, C. and Henchion, M (2018) The impact of a values-based supply chain (VBSC) on farm-level viability, sustainability and resilience: case study evidence. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2018 Introducing the HP Deprivation Index and its Potential Application for Credit Unions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Power, C. and O'Connor, R (2018) Introducing the HP Deprivation Index and its Potential Application for Credit Unions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2018 Credit Union Restructuring in Ireland, 2013-2017: A Geographical Perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
O’Connor, R., Byrne, N. and Power, C (2018) Credit Union Restructuring in Ireland, 2013-2017: A Geographical Perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2017 Evaluating the role of external actors in supporting co-operative development in a 'developing country' context: a case study of the Agricultural Co-operative Development Programme in Ethiopia. [Oral Presentation]
Dwyer, J., McCarthy, O., Power, C (2017) Evaluating the role of external actors in supporting co-operative development in a 'developing country' context: a case study of the Agricultural Co-operative Development Programme in Ethiopia. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 Local Government Reform in Ireland: Implications for Rural Development. [Oral Presentation]
Rylands, M., O'Connor, R. and Power, C (2015) Local Government Reform in Ireland: Implications for Rural Development. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 New structures for Local Government in Ireland: Evaluating the Impact on Community Participation in the Local Planning Process. [Oral Presentation]
Hall, J., O’Connor, R., Power, C. and Brady, W (2015) New structures for Local Government in Ireland: Evaluating the Impact on Community Participation in the Local Planning Process. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 ISS21 Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Power, C. with members of the ISS21 Civil Society Cluster (2015) ISS21 Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2015 The Local Government Reform Act 2014: Policy, Practice and Political Disconnect. [Oral Presentation]
Rylands, M., O'Connor, R. and Power, C (2015) The Local Government Reform Act 2014: Policy, Practice and Political Disconnect. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 Assessing the Reform Agenda: Critical perspectives on new structures for local governance, planning and development in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Hall, J., O'Connor, R., Power, C. and Brady, W (2015) Assessing the Reform Agenda: Critical perspectives on new structures for local governance, planning and development in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 Enhancing Farm Level Viability: The Potential of a Cooperative Model. [Oral Presentation]
Hooks,T., Macken-Walsh, A., Ward, M., McCarthy, O., and Power, C (2014) Enhancing Farm Level Viability: The Potential of a Cooperative Model. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2011 The role of credit unions in tackling rural poverty. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Power, C (2011) The role of credit unions in tackling rural poverty. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2010 The Role of Credit Unions in Financial Capability of Members. [Invited Oral Presentation]
Byrne, N; Power, C; McCarthy and M. Ward (2010) The Role of Credit Unions in Financial Capability of Members. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2009 The community impact of credit unions in rural Ireland. [Peer Reviewed Abstract]
O'Connor R., Power C., McCarthy O. & Ward M (2009) The community impact of credit unions in rural Ireland. [Peer Reviewed Abstract]. [Details]
2009 The Community Impact of Credit Unions in Rural Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
O’Connor, R., Power, C., McCarthy, O. and Murtagh, A (2009) The Community Impact of Credit Unions in Rural Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2008 Stories of accessing credit through credit unions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
O’Connor, R. and Power, C (2008) Stories of accessing credit through credit unions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2008 Credit Unions and the Community: Some notes towards a theoretical framework. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Power, C., and O’Connor, R (2008) Credit Unions and the Community: Some notes towards a theoretical framework. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
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