IT Sligo Staff Profiles

Dr Brian Power

Jt Lecturer

Contact Details

Jt Lecturer
Address

E: power.brian@itsligo.ie
Lecturer
School of Science
Currently Working Remotely.

E: power.brian@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Originally from Kilkenny in Ireland, Brian joined IT Sligo in January 2020. He is a registered dietitian with the UK Health and Care Professions Council, and has experience working as a clinical dietitian in hospitals in Ireland, London and the Midlands, England. Currently, he is a Board Director at the British Dietetic Association. He also sits on the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) Research and Evidence Based Practice Committee. 

Brian has spent some time leading a voluntary project 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. Prior to joining IT Sligo, he served as a Lecturer in Nutrition at UCL, an honorary senior dietitian at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and a Lecturer in Dietetics at the University of Hertfordshire. 

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 Twitter: @brianpowerRD






Research Interests

Brian's research interests include;

Understanding and changing eating and physical activity behaviours.
Development, implementation 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 (e.g. health services research, dietetics, public health and health psychology).

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Improved prediction equations for estimating height in adults from ethnically diverse backgrounds'
Madden, A. M., Mashanova, A., Amirabdollahian, F., Ghuman, S., Makda, M., Collinson, A., Power, B. (2019) 'Improved prediction equations for estimating height in adults from ethnically diverse backgrounds'. Clinical Nutrition, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Supporting nurses to adopt healthy eating behaviours'
Power, B. (2018) 'Supporting nurses to adopt healthy eating behaviours'. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Understanding perceived determinants of nurses’ eating and physical activity behaviour: a theory-informed qualitative interview study'
Power, B. T., Kiezebrink, K., Allan, J. L., & Campbell, M. K. (2017) 'Understanding perceived determinants of nurses’ eating and physical activity behaviour: a theory-informed qualitative interview study'. Obesity, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Effects of workplace-based dietary and/or physical activity interventions for weight management targeting healthcare professionals: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials'
Power, B. T., Kiezebrink, K., Allan, J. L., & Campbell, M. K. (2014) 'Effects of workplace-based dietary and/or physical activity interventions for weight management targeting healthcare professionals: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials'. Obesity, [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Pre-registration dietetic students’ attitudes to learning communication skills'
Power, B. T., & Lennie, S. C. (2012) 'Pre-registration dietetic students’ attitudes to learning communication skills'. J Hum Nutr Dietet, [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Council for Allied Health Professions Research Award Council for Allied Health Professions/Public Health England
2019 CN Writer of the Year Complete Nutrition
2017 BDA Dame Barbara Clayton British Dietetic Association