Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico
Professor Jackie Sturt
Image of Jackie Sturt

Professor Jackie Sturt

  • Academics
  • Supervisors

Head of Division, Care in Long Term Conditions and Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing

Principal Investigator on the REaCH Project.

Research subject areas

  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing

Contact details


Jackie is a Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing. She is a general and mental health nurse and a behavioural scientist. She works across several physical and mental health long-term conditions with diabetes and diabetes distress being a particular focus, and she co-leads the Faculty's Clinical Diabetes Research Group. 

Jackie's work involves the development and evaluation of interventions to support long-term condition self-management. These address three commonplace gaps:

  1. The knowledge and skills of individuals.
  2. The emotional needs and well-being of individuals.
  3. The organisation of healthcare services to support self-care.

Jackie held an NIHR post-doctoral fellowship at Warwick Medical School from 2004-2008 and a clinical secondment in the NHS from 2010-2012, to develop novel services supporting patients in self-management for people struggling to cope with their diabetes.

In supporting the organisation of services, both in the UK and internationally, she has investigated the role of remote consulting in providing timely access to care. Remote consulting via digital, telephone and mobile health rises to prominence in epidemics and pandemics.

She undertakes work in LMIC to support training and research around remote consulting as an opportunity for increasing access to, and quality of, healthcare. She also researches online delivery of interventions in PTSD, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis in the UK and Australia, and she welcomes post-graduate research students in these areas.

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

If you’re thinking of applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email listing the names of the supervisors you’ve identified as having expertise in your chosen area, along with your CV and a short research proposal. Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.


Research profile