Fred W Powell National University of Ireland, Cork
Fred Powell, B.Sc(Soc), M.A., M.Soc.Sc., Ph.D, has been Professor of Social Policy and Head of the School of Applied Social Studies at University College, Cork, since 1990. In 2008 he was appointed Dean of Social Science at UCC. 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 and France. He is chair of the Board of the M.Plan in UCC, Principal Investigator and Chair of the PRTLI4-funded Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) at UCC and has recently been appointed Chair of the MBS in Asian Business, a joint venture between UCC, NTU Singapore and the Farmleigh Fellowship.