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Rosamund Snow

We are greatly saddened by the death of our inspirational patient editor, Rosamund Snow, who died on Thursday 2 February 2017. Our thoughts are with her family and all those who knew and worked with her.

Rosamund Snow worked in communications in the private, public, and charity sectors for 20 years, and lived with type 1 diabetes since she was a teenager. Having been the subject of other people‘s research projects on numerous occasions, in 2013 she completed an NIHR funded PhD as a service-user-researcher, working on an entirely patient led project to explore healthcare services from the users’ point of view. In addition to her role as The BMJ’s patient editor, she worked at Oxford University, where she developed and researched patients' involvement in medical education. She also tutored and mentored undergraduate medical students, and taught research methods at King’s College, London. She published on obstacles to accessing healthcare services, the role of the expert patient, clinician/patient/researcher partnerships, and best practice models in patient driven education for healthcare professionals.

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Employed by Oxford University medical school

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