Portrait of Dr Michael Snowden Dr Michael Snowden

m.a.snowden@hud.ac.uk | 01484 474264


I joined the University in 1997 and currently Senior Lecturer in the Division of Health and Well Being supporting the delivery of BSc (Hons) Health and Community Studies. During my time at Huddersfield I have fulfilled a number of roles including module and course leadership of several health related courses.

Research and Scholarship

I am currently in the process of implementing a funded Peer Assisted Learning Project using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This project explores the use and effectiveness of the VLE in providing facilitated peer support across the undergraduate programme at a remote campus, with the aim of enriching the student experience by promoting “belonging” and engagement with the academic community. This project will report in the Spring of 2013. Additionally, to promote students' engagement and enhance the quality of formative feedback within the student community, I have developed and lead a further small scale funded project that explores the use of multiple format “e based” formative feedback. This project is due to report in the Summer of 2013.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Snowden, M. and Ali, G. (2017) ‘How can spirituality be integrated in undergraduate and postgraduate education?’. In: Spiritually Competent Practice in Health Care. London, UK: CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group. . ISBN 9781138739116

Snowden, M., Ellwood, F., McSherry, R., Halsall, J. and Hough, D. (2017) ‘Clinical governance : a friend or foe to dental care practice in the UK?International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health , 1 (2), pp. 112-120. ISSN 2399-8164

Snowden, M., Davitt Jones, S. and Arnold, C. (2017) HEA Flexible Learning Practice Guide York, UK: Higher Education Academy


Snowden, M., Halsall, J. and Huang, Y. (2016) ‘Self-determined approach to learning: A social science perspectiveCogent Education , 3 (1). ISSN 2331-186X

Halsall, J. and Snowden, M. (2016) ‘Where we are now’. In: The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum. : Springer International Publishing. pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-3-319-33866-8

Snowden, M (2016) ‘Heutagogy in an Emerging Curriculum’. In: The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum. : Springer International Publishing. pp. 25-38. ISBN 978-3-319-33866-8

Halsall, J. and Snowden, M. (2016) The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum . : Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-33866-8

Snowden, M. and McSherry, R. (2016) ‘Establishing Excellence: Where Do We Go From Here?’. In: The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum. : Springer International Publishing. pp. 107-118. ISBN 978-3-319-33866-8

Halsall, J., Powell, J., Snowden, M. and Serpa, S. (2016) ‘Determined learning approach: Implications of heutagogy society based learningCogent Social Sciences , 2 (1), p. 1223904. ISSN 2331-1886

Snowden, M., Ellwood, F., McSherry, R., Halsall, J. and Hough, D. (2016) ‘Mentoring and YouDental Nursing , 12 (7), pp. 386-391. ISSN 1749-6799

Snowden, M., Daley-Yates, S. and Halsall, J. (2016) ‘On Demand: Exploring the Potential of Electronic Feedback on Assessment PerformanceResearch Journal of Education , 2 (5), pp. 90-99. ISSN 2413-8886

Edwards, J., Snowden, M. and Halsall, J. (2016) ‘Coaching works! A qualitative study exploring the effects of coaching in a public sector organisationThe Journal of Social Sciences Research , 2 (5), pp. 88-92. ISSN 2411-9458

Barker, C., King, N., Snowden, M. and Ousey, K. (2016) ‘Study Time Within Pre-Registration Nurse Education: A Critical Review Of The LiteratureNurse Education Today . ISSN 0260-6917


Ali, G., Wattis, J. and Snowden, M. (2015) ‘Why are Spiritual Aspects of Care so hard to Address in Nursing Education?’ A Literature Review (1993-2015)International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies , 2 (1), pp. 7-31. ISSN 2059-4976

Snowden, M (2015) ‘Use of Diaries in ResearchNursing Standard , 29 (44), pp. 36-41. ISSN 0029-6570

Snowden, M (2015) ‘Self-Determined Learning (heautagogy) and the Flexible Curriculum.’. In: UALL Annual Confernce 2015: Making the Lifeling Learning University a Reality, 12th March 2015, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Barker, C., King, N., Snowden, M. and Ousey, K. (2015) ‘Directed study time or my time: student nurses' experience of directed study time in an undergraduate nursing curriculum’. In: RCN Education Forum national conference 2015, 10th-11th March 2015, Nottingham, UK


Snowden, M. and Halsall, J. (2014) ‘Community Development: A Shift in Thinking Towards HeutagogyInternational journal of Multi Disciplianary Comparative Studies , 1 (3), pp. 81-91.

Snowden, M. and Lancer, N. (2014) ‘Coaching and Mentoring in HE: Its place and purpose...or the story so far!’. In: EMCC: Exploring Mentoring in Education, 16th September 2014, Park Crescent Conference Center London

Snowden, M. and Halsall, J. (2014) ‘Community Development: A shift in thinking towards heautagogy’. In: International Conference: Multi Disciplinary and Comparative Studies, 4th-6th September 2014, University of Greenwich London

Snowden, M. and Daley-Yates, S. (2014) ‘A SMART START: A case study exploring the use of a structured academic skills support programme’. In: UALL Annual Conference. Transforming pedagogy? Flexible Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century, 11th April 2014, University of Westminster, London

Snowden, M (2014) ‘Mentor Assissted Learning’. In: Higher Education Academy Curriculum Development in Built Environment Workshop, 27th March 2014, Higher Education Academy York, UK

Snowden, M (2014) ‘Evaluating Mentoring’. In: The Second Mentoring E-Conference Book. Wiltshire, UK: European Mentoring and Coaching Council. .

Snowden, M (2014) ‘Curriculum Frameworks: A model for change’. In: HEA Curriculum Development Workshop, 13th February 2014, York, UK


Snowden, M (2013) ‘Mentorship a powerful and neglected instrument’. In: NHS Northern HCA Conference, 17/09/2013, Cedar Court Bradford, UK

Snowden, M. and Daley-Yates, S. (2013) ‘Formative assessment works - A Case study exploring the use of on line formative assessment and formative feedback.’. In: HEA/SEEC Conference Recognising promoting and developing flexible learning in HE., 22nd-23rd July 2013, University of Westminster, London


Snowden, M. and Hardy, T. (2012) ‘Peer mentorship and positive effects on student mentor and mentee retention and academic successWidening Participation and Lifelong Learning , 14, pp. 76-92. ISSN 1466-6529

Barker, C., King, N., Snowden, M. and Ousey, K. (2012) ‘How do nursing students utilise directed study time within an undergraduate nursing curriculum?’. In: RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference 2012, 23rd-25th April 2012, London, UK

Snowden, M. and Hardy, T. (2012) ‘Peer mentorship: yes it does have a positive effect on student retention and academic success’. In: ‘What Works? Student Retention and Success, 28th - 29th March 2012, University of York


Hardy, T. and Snowden, M. (2010) ‘Familial impact of imprisonment and the community specialist practitionerCommunity Practitioner , 83 (8), pp. 21-24. ISSN 1462-2815


  • Editor of the International Journal of Health and Social Sciences
  • Journal Reviewer: International Journal of Coaching and Mentoring; Journal of Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Reviewer for the National Institute of Health Research
  • Reviewer for research bids to the Higher Education Academy’s "Mike Baker" Doctoral Programme
  • Panel Member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council: Research task group
  • Subject Reviewer (Health and Education) for a number of HE institutions
  • External Examiner experience in a number of institutions including subjects such as Nursing; Community Nursing; Community Health; Community Development and Public Health
  • University of Huddersfield Award for “Exceptional Assessment and Feedback” 2013
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Council “learning and achieving services award” July 2010

Research Degree Supervision

Administrative Responsibilities

Academic liaison officer for collaborative provision - Oldham College

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module leader for 'Mentorship'; 'Self Management and Leadership'; 'Literature Review' and 'Preparing for a Career in Community Development'.

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