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About Professor Austyn Snowden

As well as being a Director of Snowden Research, Austyn is Chair in Mental Health at University of the West of Scotland. Before going into academia he was a clinical nurse for over 25 years working in Australia, Saudi, the Channel Isles and the UK. He is a NMC registered teacher, specialist practitioner and independent prescriber.

His research interests include medicine management in mental health, ethics, originality, person-centred care and validation techniques. He is author/editor of three books, ten book chapters, ten reports, 55 peer review papers but only one blog. His research was submitted to REF2014. A full list of Austyn's publications is here.


Austyn is widely published and cited on medicine management in mental health, older adult care, concordance and the choice agenda, ethics, originality, methodology, classification and aetiology. A full list of Austyn's publications is here.

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Current Activity

Austyn is currently leading a number of externally funded studies:

He supervises eight PhD students and is external examiner for various universities in UK. He is invited and has presented his work at many national and international conferences. Please see his Twitter feed for live updates on upcoming appearances.

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