Nicole Power

Research Interests
Work, Fisheries, Rurality, Gender, Youth, Health
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-6914
Office: A-4049B
Personal Profile

Dr. Power researches mainly in the areas of gender, work, health and safety, fisheries, and youth. Much of her research has been affiliated with large, multidisciplinary, mixed methods SSHRC or CIHR funded projects and has engaged the wider community through research partnerships. As lead researcher on the Rural Youth and Recovery component of the Community University Research for Recovery Alliance, she and her colleagues developed a mixed methods research design to investigate young people’s experiences and understandings of work and recreation in fisheries communities, as well as their connections to place and intentions to stay, leave or return. As co-investigator with the On the Move Partnership, Dr. Power is researching the employment-related geographical mobility (E-RGM) of young apprentices in Newfoundland, as well as the relationship between social-ecological restructuring and E-RGM in fisheries since the early 1990s. Power is the convener of the NLCAHR’s Gender, Sexuality and Health Research Exchange Group. She is also a board member of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health and the Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health.


Power, N. G., M. E. Norman and K. Dupré. 2014. "The fishery went away": The impacts of long-term fishery closures on young people's experience and perception of fisheries employment in Newfoundland coastal communities. Ecology and Society 19 (3): 6. [online] URL:

Power, N. G., M. E. Norman and K. Dupré. 2014. Rural youth and emotional geographies: how photovoice and words-alone methods tell different stories of place, Journal of Youth Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2014.881983

Norman, M. & N. G. Power. 2014. “Stuck between ‘the rock’ and a hard place: rural crisis and re-imagining rural Newfoundland feminine subjectivities,” Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2013.855707.

Neis, B., S. Gerrard and N. G. Power. 2013. “Women and Children First: the Gendered and Generational Social-ecology of Smaller-scale Fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador and Northern Norway,” Ecology and Society 18 (4): 64. [online] URL:


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