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Dr. Jamie Power

Title:

National Research Programmes Officer

School/ Department:

Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies - Research Support Unit

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+353 0 051 834026

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IT 1.07 (RSU) Walton IT Building Walton IT Building

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Main Campus

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My Biography

Accomplished research portfolio manager and administrator, with over a decade of experience in leading and managing research portfolios and operational activities in fast-paced highly regulated HEI environments. Demonstrable track record working within academic, administrative and research funding domains spanning PhD supervision, research and scholarship funding, applied research delivery and recruitment.

Knowledgeable and experienced in the area of both national and EU research funding landscapes spanning proposal writing and review, consortium building, research supervision, managing research finances and applied research engagement. Equally proficient in the design and deployment of research knowledge transfer, reporting, publication and dissemination agendas.

As the National Research Programme Officer, his role is to co-ordinate the pre and post-award funding supports for WIT's diverse research community in relation to national research funding. He liaises with research funding agencies such as Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Irish Research Council (IRC), the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the Health Research Board (HRB), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Teagasc, and others. He also heavily engages, coordinates and liaises with Industry partners and other external organisations in the pursuit of promoting and strengthening WITs research capacity to compete for and secure competitive national funding awards.

Research

As a previous Research Programme Manager at RIKON-WIT, Jamie led the development of the Group’s national and European project, collaboration and research funding activities in addition to coordinating the Group’s knowledge transfer, publication and dissemination agendas. As a previous Enterprise Ireland knowledge provider in the areas of business modelling and process improvement, Jamie has delivered applied research and consultancy to over 200 companies.

Jamie has authored a range of publications across diverse thematic fields ranging from HRM, innovation policy, service innovation and business modelling. Committed to continuing professional development and knowledge transfer, Jamie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Irish Academy of Management.

Jamie has received recognition for his research acumen through competitively securing multiple National and European funding awards in addition to early-stage career research funding from the Irish Research Council.

Data Protection in the Republic of Ireland Workplace, Legal Island (2019).

Research Integrity Course, Epigeum (2019). Coordinated by the National Forum on Research Integrity.

Research Supervisor Skills Module (Level 9), Waterford Institute of Technology (2016). Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education.

PhD, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland (2009)."Collaborative HRM Delivery: Surfacing the Features and Associated Impacts that Emerge in Line Manager-HR Professional Relationships".

CIPD Accreditation Academic Associate Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Previously held Graduate CIPD membership accreditation between 2006-2014.

Bachelor of Business Studies, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland (2005). First Class Honours - Specialisation in HRM

Teaching

2016- 2019: PhD supervisor, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology

2008: Part-Time Lecturer - School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology
 

Professional

2019 – 2021:     Recruitment Officer, WIT

Coordination and management of recruitment competitions for academic, professional, managerial and support staff within the Institute.

 

2011-2019: Research Programmes Manager, RIKON, Waterford Institute of Technology

Management of RIKON’s applied-academic research portfolio, team and activities and delivering applied research consultancy services to Enterprise Ireland client-base and funded research projects.

 

2016-2019 PhD Supervisor, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology

Co-supervision of a doctoral student.  

 

2014-2016: Work Package Leader (European Funded Project - IPACSO)

Leading RIKONs tasks and deliverables in the project IPACSO. Specific responsibilities included primary and secondary research, stakeholder engagement, business modelling, workshop delivery, developing innovation frameworks, innovating VLE and blended learning delivery, reporting and dissemination.

 

2009-2011:  Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKON, Waterford Institute of Technology

Supporting the academic, postgraduate and applied research activities within the RIKON Group. Duties included: funding proposal and tender development, project administration, management and delivery, reporting and innovation/business development consultancy delivery.

 

2008: Part-time Lecturer, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology

Subjects taught: Introduction to Management and Business Strategy.

 

2006: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Science Scholar

Competitively secured the first IRCHSS postgraduate scholarship in the School of Business.

Publications

Jamie is an active researcher in the field of service innovation and has and continues to develop numerous publications and has presented at an array of management, business and innovation related conferences:

  • Kelly, N., Power, J., Kelliher, F. and Lynch, P. (2020) Unlocking the Niche Potential of Senior Tourism through Micro-firm Owner-manager Adaptive Capability Development, Tourism Management, Vol 79, August 2020, 104081.
  • Kelly, N., Power, J.., Kelliher, F. and Lynch, P. (2019) ‘Stepping up a Gear: The barriers and enablers of adaptive capability development within tourism micro-firms’, THRIC Conference, AIT, June 2019 (Forthcoming).
  • Kelly, N., Power, J., Kelliher, F. and Lynch, P. (2018) ‘Unlocking the niche potential of senior tourism through micro-firm owner-manager adaptive capability development’. RENT XXXII Conference, Toledo, Spain, 16th November.
  • Kelly, N., Power, J., Kelliher, F. and Lynch, P. (2018) ' Hiding in Plain Sight. A Smarter Approach to Capitalising Upon the Rising Senior Tourism Market’. THRIC Conference, Limerick Institute of Technology, 19th June.
  • Kelly, N., Lynch, P., Power, J. and Kelliher, F. (2018) 'The role of adaptive capabilities in supporting Ireland's senior tourism agenda'. Irish Academy of Management Conference, University College Cork, 05th September.
  • Lynch, P., Power, J., Hickey, R. and Messervey, T. (2017) Business Model Strategies: Flexibility Trade in Emerging Low Voltage Distribution Networks, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, Vol.4, No. 3, pp.380-391.
  • Kelly, N., Lynch, P., Power, J. and Kelliher, F. (2016) ‘Tapping into the off-season: Maximising the niche potential of senior tourism in Ireland’. THRIC Conference, Limerick Institute of Technology, 16th June.
  • Power, J., Dooly, Z. and Doyle, K. (2015) “Uncovering Innovation Practices and Requirements in Privacy and Cyber Security Organisations: Insights from IPACSO”, Cyber Security and Privacy Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 530, pp 140-150.
  • Power, J. and Dooly, Z. (2014) “Considerations for Modelling Firm-Level Innovation Processes in Privacy and Cyber Security Organisations”, Advanced Research in Scientific Areas ARSA, December, 1-5, Slovenia.
  • Dooly, Z., Galvin, S., Power, J., Renard, B. and Seldeslachts, U. (2014) “IPACSO: Towards Developing an Innovation Framework for ICT Innovators in the Privacy and CyberSecurity Markets”, Cyber Security and Privacy Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 470, pp 148-158.
  • Power, J., Lynch, P., Hussey, J. & Blommerde, T. (2013) “Reimagining Ireland’s Innovation Landscape to Realise the Potential of Service Innovation, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland.
  • Power, J., Hussey, J. & Lynch, P. (2012) “Illuminating Applied Service Innovation Research with SMEs: The Case of the Rikon Group”, Irish Academy of Management Conference, National University of Ireland Maynooth.
  • Power, J. & Lynch, P. (2012) “Towards Developing a Research Roadmap for Service Innovation in Ireland”, InterTradeIreland Innovation Conference 2012, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • Power, J., Lynch, P. & Holden, M.T. (2010) “Rethinking Innovation Policy in Ireland: A Critical Critique, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
  • Power, J. (2009) “Collaborative HRM Delivery: Surfacing the Features and Associated Impacts that Emerge in Line Manager-HR Professional Relationships”, PhD thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology.
  • Power, J.; Milner, B. and Garavan, T (2008) Illuminating the Relationship Between Line Managers and HR Professionals A Social Exchange Perspective. In: IAM Conference, September 3rd - 5th, Dublin.
  • Power, J., Milner, B. and Garavan, T (2007) Reconciling the Theory and Practice of Line Management Involvement in HR: The Case of an Irish Semi-State. In: IAM Conference (September 2007), 3rd - 5th September, Queens University Belfast.
  • Power, J. and Milner, B. (2006) Exploring the Strategic Aspects of Devolvement of HRM to Line Managers The Case of an Irish Semistate RIKON Group. In: IAM Conference (September 2006), 6 - 8, University College Cork.