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

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

 

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?
  • 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


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What Is the Impact of Chaplaincy in Primary Care? The GP Perspective

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Gibbon, A., & Grant, R. (2019)
What Is the Impact of Chaplaincy in Primary Care? The GP Perspective. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 6(2), 200-214. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.34709
People often attend primary care with sub-clinical or non-medical issues such as bereavement, distress, or loneliness. Often what is needed is someone to listen, but GP appoin...

Holistic Needs Assessment: Changing Consultation Dynamics to Support Patient Self-management

Presentation / Conference
Snowden, A., & Young, J. (2018, September)
Holistic Needs Assessment: Changing Consultation Dynamics to Support Patient Self-management. Presented at 16th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare
Background Holistic needs assessment (HNA) helps patients articulate their wider needs during consultation. The study objective was to establish how HNA changes consultation d...

Proactive community support tailored to holistic needs: A cohort study

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Young, J., & Savinc, J. (2018)
Proactive community support tailored to holistic needs: A cohort study. Cancer Medicine, 7(9), 4836-4845. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.1709
Background: It is increasingly internationally recognised that a cancer diagnosis impacts on people practically and financially as well as physically and psychologically. It ...

A retrospective medical records review of risk factors for the development of respiratory tract secretions (death rattle) in the dying patient

Journal Article
Kolb, H., Snowden, A., Stevens, E., & Atherton, I. (2018)
A retrospective medical records review of risk factors for the development of respiratory tract secretions (death rattle) in the dying patient. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(7), 1639-1648. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13704
Aim: Identification of risk factors predicting the development of death rattle. Background: Respiratory tract secretions, often called death rattle, are among the most common ...

Promoting Mental Health And Well Being

Book Chapter
Toner, A., & Snowden, A. (2018)
Promoting Mental Health And Well Being. In The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing(4). Open University Press

Emotional intelligence among nursing students: Findings from a cross-sectional study

Journal Article
Štiglic, G., Cilar, L., Novak, Ž., Vrbnjak, D., Stenhouse, R., Snowden, A., & Pajnkihar, M. (2018)
Emotional intelligence among nursing students: Findings from a cross-sectional study. Nurse Education Today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.03.028
Background Emotional intelligence in nursing is of global interest. International studies identify that emotional intelligence influences nurses' work and relationships with p...

Systematic Review and Narrative Summary: Treatments for and Risk Factors Associated with Respiratory Tract Secretions (Death Rattle) in the Dying Adult

Journal Article
Kolb, H., Snowden, A., & Stevens, E. (2018)
Systematic Review and Narrative Summary: Treatments for and Risk Factors Associated with Respiratory Tract Secretions (Death Rattle) in the Dying Adult. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(7), 1446-1462. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13557
Aim To identify effective treatments and risk factors associated with death rattle in adults at the end of life. Background The presence of noisy, pooled respiratory tract sec...

Exploring male identity in non-professional carers of someone with cancer: preliminary analysis

Presentation / Conference
Young, J., Snowden, A., Stenhouse, R., & Kyle, R. (2018, March)
Exploring male identity in non-professional carers of someone with cancer: preliminary analysis. Poster presented at British Psych-Oncology Society Annual Conference
Background Across the world the majority of home‐based care for ill family members is carried out by women. Consequently, research in this field has predominately focused on ...

‘What’s on your mind?’ The only necessary question in spiritual care

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Lobb, E. A., Schmidt, S., Swing, A. M., Logan, P., & Macfarlane, C. (2018)
‘What’s on your mind?’ The only necessary question in spiritual care. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 8(1), 19-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/20440243.2018.1431031
Around the world, chaplains provide specialist spiritual care for people with complex healthcare needs. If the nature of chaplain interventions was better understood then mult...

Reflection on practice: Consultation skills

Journal Article
McLeish, L., & Snowden, A. (2017)
Reflection on practice: Consultation skills. Nurse Prescribing, 15(12), 600-604. https://doi.org/10.12968/npre.2017.15.12.600
The aim of this case study is to illustrate how prescribing decisions can be enhanced through the use of systematic consultation, reflection on practice and relevant informati...

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