Jackie Sturt

Jackie Sturt

NHS R&D Lecturer in Social Sciences.


Jackie Sturt completed her nurse training at St James Hospital, Leeds and worked in mental health, primary care and diabetes for several years. She worked as nurse practitioner at the Burford Nursing Development Unit, Oxfordshire until 1992 when she began her formal research training. Jackie obtained her BA (Hons) in Politics and Sociology from Oxford Brooks University and her PhD in Health Sciences from Brunel. In 1999 she joined Warwick Business School as part of a team evaluating five primary care research networks in London. She joined the Centre for Primary Health Care Studies in 2000 which later became part of  Warwick Medical School. From 2002-12 Jackie developed a behavioural science programme of work, in diabetes self-management during which time she received a four year NIHR post doctoral fellowship. She is methodologically eclectic, using the full range of complex intervention methods to develop and evaluate interventions through to NHS dissemination. During this time she has been active in promoting and facilitating user involvement in the diabetes programmes across Warwick Medical School and led the Warwick Diabetes Research and Education User Group from 2001-12. She held a clinical secondment as a Diabetes Listener at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire during 2010-11, working with people struggling to cope with their diabetes.

In Sept 2012, Jackie took up the post of Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing, in the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London. Developing and evaluating behavioural interventions to optimise self-management remains her area of expertise and she is undertaking a programme of work to understand the role of diabetes-specific distress in peoples’ experience of living with diabetes, particularly within primary care settings.

Research Interest

diabetes, minority ethnic groups, translations.



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