Jackie A Sturt

Jackie A Sturt

Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London, UK


Jackie Sturt completed her general nurse training at St James Hospital, Leeds and her mental health nurse training at Guy’s Hospital, London. She worked as nurse practitioner at the Burford Nursing Development Unit, Oxfordshire from 1988-92 when she began her formal research training. With a first degree in Politics and Sociology from Oxford Brooks University and a PhD in Health Sciences gained at Brunel, she has been involved in many health services research projects in the areas of health promotion, long term conditions and primary care within both the NHS and the University sector. Jackie joined the University of Warwick in April 1999 as a Senior Research Fellow in the Business School as part of a team evaluating primary care research networks in London. She joined the Centre for Primary Health Care Studies in June 2000 to work with the Warwick-West Midlands Primary Care Research.

At Warwick Medical School, Jackie’s main research interests have been in diabetes and long term conditions, in particular the emotional aspects of physical illness. She develops and evaluates complex interventions in self-management, structured education, psychological interventions and e-health supporting this with work in outcome measurements and user involvement. She is lead investigator for the Diabetes Manual and the ASKING-D interventions and a co-investigator in the The Virtual Clinic and Diabetes Telecare interventions. The main theoretical framework used to underpin these interventions is self-efficacy theory and Jackie was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in Nursing from the NIHR from 2004-8 to develop this work. Jackie has been actively engaged in promoting and facilitating user involvement in the diabetes programmes across the Medical School for over a decade. From 2010-12, Jackie held a 20% clinical secondment to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire’s WISDEM Centre in a nurse specialist role as a diabetes self-management facilitator. She was the Primary Care Research Group lead at Warwick Medical School from 2008-11 and has taught behavioural medicine to health care professionals for 6 years.

In September 2012, Jackie joins the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London as Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing. She continues to hold an honorary appointment with Warwick Medical School.

Research Interest

cultural barriers, diabetes, effective diabetes care delivery, ethnic minority groups, health workers



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