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

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

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Doctor of Nursing: Helen Oldknow Why don't mental health nurse prescribers prescribe?
  • PhD Michelle Beattie Development and testing of the Care Experience Feedback Improvement Tool (CEFIT)
  • 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


145 results

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. (in press)
Men's Perspectives of Caring for a Female Partner with Cancer: A Longitudinal Narrative Study. Health and Social Care in the Community, 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

Understanding the outcomes of spiritual care as experienced by patients

Journal Article
Tan, H., Rumbold, B., Gardner, F., Snowden, A., Glenister, D., Forest, A., …Wyles, L. (2022)
Understanding the outcomes of spiritual care as experienced by patients. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 28(2), 147-161. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2020.1793095
In moving toward professionalising spiritual care in the healthcare system, as an equal partner in whole person care, it has become increasingly important to develop an eviden...

"Nobody will put Baby in the Corner!" A Qualitative Evaluation of a Physical Activity Intervention to Improve Mental Health

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Westbury, T., & Peddie, N. (2020)
"Nobody will put Baby in the Corner!" A Qualitative Evaluation of a Physical Activity Intervention to Improve Mental Health. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(6), 2060-2075. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13017
Physical activity is beneficial for mental health, but people with mental health issues are less likely to be physically active than the general population. Socially prescribe...

Current Post Grad projects

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
  • Res: Brian Johnston. A european study of Nursing in families
  • Lorna Reid: Institutional Ethnography of Care Homes in Scotland
  • MRes Lorna Bruce: Dancing not wrestling, and exploration of Concordance in Mental Health
  • Deirdre Wild: Gulf War Reservists and Mental health