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Portrait of Dr Michael Snowden Dr Michael Snowden

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



Biography

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 & 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

2013

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

2012

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

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

2010

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

Esteem

  • 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

  • Mentorship, coaching and support; applied pedagogy; governance; equality and access in education.
  • Currently supervising doctoral studies associated with problem based learning; clinical governance frameworks; curricula models and emotional needs of students in Higher Education.

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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