Austyn Snowden

Austyn Snowden

Prof Austyn Snowden

Professor

Biography

I am chair in mental health at Edinburgh Napier University. I lead the mental health undergraduate programme and also teach on the non medical prescribing course as well as supervising six PhD students. My research interests are varied, but share a theme of studying the impact and effect of really listening to people. I have obtained over £500,000 research income, written/edited three books on medication management and nursing theory, and am lead or sole author of over 60 peer reviewed publications on a range of topics from emotional intelligence to the impact of implementing electronic health records. I try to have weekends off.

Esteem

Conference 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

 

Invited Speaker

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

 

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?
  • Prof Doc, Karen Roome: A grounded theory of Arnstein’s ladder of participation
  • PhD Aisha Abdul Razak: Enhancing Teaching and Learning using Digital Games-Based Learning (DGBL) Within the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE): An Exploratory Study
  • PhD Jane Ross: Exploration of mental health nurse prescribing

 

Visiting Positions

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

 

Date


135 results

The end of the algorithm: a mixed methods analysis of distress management in cancer.

Conference Proceeding
Snowden, A., White, C., Christie, Z., Murray, E., McGowan, C. & Scott, R. (2010)
The end of the algorithm: a mixed methods analysis of distress management in cancer
Distress Management (DM) begins by the patient completing the Distress Thermometer (DT). The DT is a screening tool (Lynch et al, 2010), but in this project its function was e...

Symposium: MEDICODE A comprehensive coding method to describe content and dialogue in medication discussions in healthcare provider-patient encounters: Perspectives from Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Presentation / Conference
Lussier, M., Richard, C., Guirguis, L., Goldman, R., Snowden, A., Latter, S., & Sibley, A. (2013, September)
Symposium: MEDICODE A comprehensive coding method to describe content and dialogue in medication discussions in healthcare provider-patient encounters: Perspectives from Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Paper presented at International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Montreal, Canada

Spiritual Care Patient Reported Outcome Measure – Why and what potential impact on practice?

Presentation / Conference
Snowden, A., & Telfer, I. (2012, January)
Spiritual Care Patient Reported Outcome Measure – Why and what potential impact on practice?. Paper presented at Chaplaincy Enhancing Personal Care Perth, Perth

Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Student Progression: Performance Data Year 1

Conference Proceeding
Stenhouse, R. & Snowden, A. (2013)
Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Student Progression: Performance Data Year 1

Healthcare chaplaincy: the Lothian Chaplaincy Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM).

Report
Snowden, A., Telfer, I. & Kelly, E. (2011)
Healthcare chaplaincy: the Lothian Chaplaincy Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM). Edinburgh, Scotland: NHS Lothian/ Snowden&Snowden Research

Akinsaya abstract: the construction of competence in mental health nurse prescribing.

Report
Snowden, A. (2010)
Akinsaya abstract: the construction of competence in mental health nurse prescribing.

Assessment and care planning for cancer survivors: a concise evidence review.

Report
Snowden, A. & White, C. (2013)
Assessment and care planning for cancer survivors: a concise evidence review. London, UK: Macmillan Cancer
This concise review examines the evidence for Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) in cancer survivors. It takes a structured approach by categorising levels of evidence pertaining...

Action 14: the role of non-medical prescribing - rights, relationships, recover.

Presentation / Conference
Snowden, A., Ross, J., & Laird-Measures, J. (2011, January)
Action 14: the role of non-medical prescribing - rights, relationships, recover. Paper presented at National Review of Mental Health Nursing Conference, Glasgow, Scotland

A systematic review on the factors associated with positive experiences in carers of someone with cancer.

Journal Article
Young, J., & Snowden, A. (2016)
A systematic review on the factors associated with positive experiences in carers of someone with cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care,
The aim of this review was to identify the factors associated with positive experiences in non-professional carers of someone with a cancer diagnosis. A systematic search of t...

Constructivist grounded theory of distress management in cancer survivors.

Presentation / Conference
Snowden, A. (2012, April)
Constructivist grounded theory of distress management in cancer survivors. Paper presented at 2012 International Nursing Research Conference, London, UK
Background: The distress thermometer is a valid measure of distress in cancer. However, there is less evidence as to what this may mean for the patient experience of distress ...

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
  • 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
  • MRes: Eileen Salmon. Service User involvement in Student Assessment
  • Deirdre Wild: Gulf War Reservists and Mental health