Andrew Power is Associate Professor of Human Geography. His research focuses on social care delivery, with a particular focus on the modes of support for disabled people, and the role of the voluntary sector and family care.
He is currently Doctoral Programme Director and Chair of the Athena Swan Gender Equality team in the School of Geography and Environmental Science.
Beyond the University he serves as a member of the Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (formerly chair 2016-2020), and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
- 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
Andrew Power teaches a third-year module GGES3018: Geographies of Social Justice, Rights and Welfare. The focus is on the various geographies of marginalisation and the ways in which rights and support are achieved and delivered. It explores a rich array of examples of different social groups, including working-class youth, disabled people, and people with mental ill-health, and draws on international examples of statutory and voluntary support.
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)