Dr Brian Power
Dr Brian Power BSc (Hons) PhD RD AHEA
Brian Power a lecturer in Dietetics and Nutrition, RD.
Originally from Kilkenny in Ireland, Brian joined the University in December 2015. Brian graduated in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He is a registered dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council, and has experience working as a clinical dietitian in hospitals in Ireland, London and the Midlands, England.
Prior to joining the University, Brian completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, based in the Health Services Research Unit and Aberdeen Health Psychology Group. This Medical Research Council-funded doctoral programme of research systematically theorised and developed a workplace-based eating and physical activity behaviour change intervention for nurses.
Brian has also spent some time volunteering in India. His voluntary work was part of a wider nutritional surveillance project for Seva Mandir, a community development non-profit organisation in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan, India.
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- PG Dip Dietetics and Nutrition
- BSc (Hons) Dietetics and Nutrition
- Understanding and changing eating and physical activity behaviours and the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions.
- Clinical trials and evidence synthesis.
Brian uses both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in his empirical work. His work is characterised by an interdisciplinary focus (eg health services research, dietetics, public health and health psychology).
- Power, BT, Kiezebrink, K, Allan, JL & Campbell, MK (2014). "Effects of workplace dietary and/or physical activity interventions targeting healthcare professionals: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials". BMC Obesity, vol 1, 23. DOI: 10.1186/S40608-014-0023-3
- Power, B & Lennie, SC (2012). "Pre-registration dietetic students' attitudes to learning communication skills". Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, vol 25, no. 2, pp. 189-197. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-277X.2012.01226.X
- Power, B (2014). "How can your workplace foster a culture of health and fitness?". Nursing Standard, vol 28, no. 47, pp. 35. DOI: 10.7748/NS.28.47.35.S46
Contributions to specialist publications
- McCleary, N. & Power, B. (2014). "Inspiring involvement in research". p. 5-6, INVOLVE newsletter, spring.