- Support provision for disabled people including models of direct payments and personal budgets, peer-support and residential care.
- Relational geographies of the voluntary sector particularly within the social care landscape
- Family caregiving - interdependency between care givers and recipients
- Community-based heritage and wellbeing, particularly for disabled people
Current PhD Students
External roles and responsibilities
Dr Andrew Power is Associate Professor of Human Geography at Southampton. He joined the School of Geography and Environmental Science in April 2011. He studied for his PhD at the Department of Geography at Maynooth University, Ireland. He previously worked at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland Galway, and at Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University.
Andrew has broad research interests around the geographies of disability, welfare and social care provision, the voluntary sector, and family caregiving. He has led on major research projects working on the personalisation of social care and has advanced the understanding of relational geographies of disability and voluntary and community-based support. He has served as Chair of the Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group RGS-IBG (2016-2020; previously Vice-Chair 2013-2016). He is currently a member of the ESRC and Irish Research Council Peer review college and on the Editorial Board for Social Science & Medicine and Scandinavian Journal of Intellectual Disability.
- Mike Clark Teaching Award (2014)
- Santander UoS Latin America Award (2015)
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (2007)