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Dr Carol Power




Food Business & Development Cork University Business School University College Cork

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After completing a BA in Geography and Policy Studies, Carol was awarded a Government of Ireland Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Geography. Her doctoral thesis focused on inter-institutional collaboration through voluntary business associations and the role of these associations in the development of industrial clusters. On completion of her doctorate, she began working as a researcher with the Centre for Co-operative Studies and a Lecturer in the Department of Food Business and Development, UCC. Carol teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. At postgraduate level, she supervises Master’s and PhD students and teaches on the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development and the online MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise. At undergraduate level, she contributes modules to the BSc in Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship, BSc in International Development and Food Policy, BSc in Government and the BComm. Carol is Academic Director of the BSc in Credit Union Business, offered in partnership with the Irish League of Credit Unions. She has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Carol’s current research interests are focused on co-operative and community-based responses to social and economic needs at local and regional levels, and sustainable development, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between business and sustainability. She is a member of the UCC Centre for Co-opera