Daniel Power studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge, from 1987, and held a research fellowship at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, from 1993. In 1996 he was appointed to a lectureship in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield, where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005 and Reader in 2007. He took up the post of Professor of Medieval History at Swansea University in September 2007.
Professor Power is an Associate Director of MEMO, Swansea University’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research. He is a Member of the Société de l'Histoire de France, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries (of London).