Jason L. Powell Ph.D is a social scientist who embraces a strong theoretical approach to his critical research, ie, on ageing, bio-medicalization, crime and social justice, health and social care, globalization, Foucault, China and critical success factors of infrastructure in voluntary, faith based and community organisations. He has a key interest in narrative research and the power of human stories to shape social change. He has disseminated and published his research globally: British Journal of Healthcare Management; African Journal of Law and Criminology; International Journal of Social Welfare; Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences; and The Canadian Journal of Sociology. He has almost 70 academic books including Aging in China (2012) (Springer: NY) and The Global Dynamics of Aging (2012) (Nova Science: NY) (with S. Chen). He has served on over 100 editorial boards including Ageing International, Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing and Journal of International and Comparative Welfare, and currently is Editor-in-Chief of US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis and Loss for Baywood publishers. He is Series Editor for Springer Verlag publishers on International Ageing and International Social Policy in US. The Journal of Applied Gerontology had a special edition on his Foucauldian inspired research on ageing, power and helping professions. Formerly, he has won the ‘Highly Commended Article of Year’ award in The International Journal of Sociology & Social Policy.
He has held Professorships at Coventry University, MMU and UCLan and a Readership at University of Liverpool. He has held Visiting Professorships across the world and Visiting/Honorary Fellowships notably from University of Oxford, University of Liverpool and was invited as Visiting Scholar at The Harvard Medical School. In 2013, he was elected to Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.