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Austyn Snowden

  • PhD
  • Professor in Mental Health
  • Edinburgh Napier University
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Research interests

concurrent analysisRasch analysisMental health


25 years mental health nursing experience, mainly in end of life care of the older adult. NMC recorded teacher, specialist practitioner and independent prescriber. PI on studies in communication and holistic needs assessment in acute cancer care and mental health care. Also examining the role of emotional intelligence in student nurse progression and retention. Widely published and cited on communication in cancer care, medicine management in mental health, older adult care, concordance and the choice agenda, ethics, originality, methodology, classification and aetiology. Interested in most things.

Co-authors (57)


Nurse Prescribing

Board member

2010 - Present

Publications (5)

  • What is the impact of Chaplaincy in Primary Care? The GP perspective.

    • Snowden A
    • Gibbon A
    • Grant R
  • What’s on your mind? The only necessary question in spiritual care.

    • Snowden A
    • Lobb E
    • Schmidt S
    • et al.
  • Improving the Cancer Journey: More than the Sum of its Parts. Second report from a five-year evaluation by Edinburgh Napier University

    • Snowden A
    • Young J
  • Reflection on practice : consultation skills

    • McLeish L
    • Snowden A
  • What can Nurses learn from Chaplains?

    • Snowden A

Professional experience

Professor in Mental Health

Edinburgh Napier University

July 2015 - Present

Professor in Mental Health

University of the West of Scotland

August 2013 - Present

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

University of the West of Scotland

March 2007 - December 2011(5 years)

Education history

MSc in International Health Technology Assessment

University of Sheffield

September 2015 - Present

PGCert Research Supervision

University of the West of Scotland

January 2012 - February 2012(a month)


University of the West of Scotland

June 2008 - June 2010(2 years)

Doctor of Philosophy

University of the West of Scotland

August 2006 - June 2010(4 years)

PGCert Research Methods

University of the West of Scotland

June 2007 - June 2008(a year)

BSc(hons) Gerontological Nursing

University of Paisley

October 2001 - June 2003(2 years)

BA (hons) Psychology

Manchester Polytechnic

September 1981 - May 1984(3 years)