Austyn Snowden
Austyn Snowden

Prof Austyn Snowden

Professor

Biography

I am chair in mental health at Edinburgh Napier University. I have held various senior roles within the school including head of mental health theme and head of nursing. I am currently head of enterprise and innovation, which is about making connections, often between disparate things. I am interested in how we learn, and how we don't, so we can spend more of our time facilitating the former.

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Organiser and chair of inaugural Scottish Mental Health Nurse Research Conference, Ayr

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Undergraduate MH nursing Abertay
  • Post graduate nursing in Dundee University

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Funding reviewer for Templeton Foundation 2018
  • Funding reviewer - NIHR 2017

 

Invited Speaker

  • The Scottish PROM: a measure of chaplaincy interventions in Scotland
  • Is Understanding an Intervention?
  • Holistic Needs Assessment in Cancer Clinics: preliminary results of RCT

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD Michelle Beattie Development and testing of the Care Experience Feedback Improvement Tool (CEFIT)
  • Doctor of Nursing: Helen Oldknow Why don't mental health nurse prescribers prescribe?
  • MRes Lynne Carmichael: What are the barriers to dying at home in Ayrshire?
  • PhD Aisha Abdul Razak: Enhancing Teaching and Learning using Digital Games-Based Learning (DGBL) Within the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE): An Exploratory Study
  • Prof Doc, Karen Roome: A grounded theory of Arnstein’s ladder of participation
  • PhD Jane Ross: Exploration of mental health nurse prescribing

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor Leuven University, Belgium & lead researcher in ERICH

 

Date


148 results

Can proactive support prevent unscheduled care? A controlled observational retrospective cohort study in cancer patients in Scotland

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Young, J., & Savinc, J. (2024)
Can proactive support prevent unscheduled care? A controlled observational retrospective cohort study in cancer patients in Scotland. BMC Health Services Research, 24, Article 457. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-024-10923-2
Introduction: Preventative spend is a global health and social care strategy. Improving Cancer Journeys (ICJ) is a proactive, holistic, multidisciplinary project consistent wi...

Can mental healthcare for Muslim patients be person-centred without consideration of religious identity? A concurrent analysis

Journal Article
Jabeen, T., & Snowden, A. (2022)
Can mental healthcare for Muslim patients be person-centred without consideration of religious identity? A concurrent analysis. Nurse Education in Practice, 64, Article 103449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103449
Background Muslims constitute the largest, fastest growing religious minority in the UK. Globally, nurses are legally, morally and ethically obliged to provide non-discriminat...

Men's Perspectives of Caring for a Female Partner with Cancer: A Longitudinal Narrative Study

Journal Article
Young, J., Snowden, A., Kyle, R., & Stenhouse, R. (2022)
Men's Perspectives of Caring for a Female Partner with Cancer: A Longitudinal Narrative Study. Health and Social Care in the Community, 30(6), e5346-e5355. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13956
Increasing evidence on men's involvement in informal, unpaid care has not transferred to the research literature around men's experiences. The aim was to explore the perspecti...

Chaplains Work in Primary Care

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Telfer, I., Vandenhoeck, A., Verhoef, J., & Gibbon, A. (in press)
Chaplains Work in Primary Care. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2022.2077555
Health is holistic, but health services are often not. Primary care is the first point of contact for patients in the UK, and at least two in every three present with complex ...

Active Living Becomes Achievable (ALBA): An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Behaviour Change Intervention at Promoting Physical Activity for Improved Mental Wellbeing

Journal Article
Peddie, N., Snowden, A., & Westbury, T. (2022)
Active Living Becomes Achievable (ALBA): An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Behaviour Change Intervention at Promoting Physical Activity for Improved Mental Wellbeing. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, 9(2), 135-148. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40737-021-00246-4
Physical activity (PA) has been shown to be beneficial for physical and mental wellbeing. However, there is evidence to indicate people with mental health conditions are signi...

‘Pinholes in my arms’: the vicious cycle of vascular access

Journal Article
Kelly, L., & Snowden, A. (2021)
‘Pinholes in my arms’: the vicious cycle of vascular access. British Journal of Nursing, 30(14), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.14.S4
Background: Vascular access devices (VADs) are essential for delivery of intravenous therapies. There are notable gaps in the literature regarding a focus on patient experienc...

Statistical Fit is like Beauty: a Rasch and Factor Analysis of the Scottish PROM

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Karimi, L., & Tan, H. (2022)
Statistical Fit is like Beauty: a Rasch and Factor Analysis of the Scottish PROM. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 28(3), 415-430. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2021.1916336
Chaplains help people face some of the most complex, intractable and traumatic issues in their lives. Spiritual care works. Unfortunately, spiritual needs are rarely met in he...

‘It was quite a shock’: A qualitative study of the impact of organisational and personal factors on newly qualified nurses' experiences

Journal Article
Ho, S., Stenhouse, R., & Snowden, A. (2021)
‘It was quite a shock’: A qualitative study of the impact of organisational and personal factors on newly qualified nurses' experiences. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30(15-16), 2373-2385. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15777
Background: Nurses are critical to achieving the goal of universal health coverage. However, shortages of nursing staff are endemic. Of particular concern, newly qualified nur...

What did Chaplains do During the Covid Pandemic? An international survey

Journal Article
Snowden, A. (2021)
What did Chaplains do During the Covid Pandemic? An international survey. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 75(1 (supplement)), 6-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/1542305021992039
A survey was designed to learn from chaplain experiences of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic across the globe. In June 2020, 1657 chaplains responded from 36 countries. The...

Evaluation of Improving the Cancer Journey: Final Report

Report
Young, J., Snowden, A., & Savinc, J. (2020)
Evaluation of Improving the Cancer Journey: Final Report. Macmillan

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Barbara Sharp: Stress as experienced by people with dementia
  • Helen Walker: Psychosocial Interventions in Forensic Care
  • MRes: Eileen Salmon. Service User involvement in Student Assessment
  • Lorna Reid: Institutional Ethnography of Care Homes in Scotland
  • MRes Lorna Bruce: Dancing not wrestling, and exploration of Concordance in Mental Health
  • Res: Brian Johnston. A european study of Nursing in families
  • Deirdre Wild: Gulf War Reservists and Mental health