Jackie Sturt

Jackie Sturt

Professor, Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing

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Jackie Sturt is Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing. She joined King's from Warwick Medical School where she worked from 1998-2012. Jackie is a behavioural scientist and for much of her academic career she has worked in diabetes. Her work involves the development and evaluation of complex educational and psychological interventions to support diabetes self-management. She held an NIHR post-doctoral fellowship from 2004-08 to develop this research. As a general and a mental health nurse she held an NHS clinical secondment from 2010-12 to develop “The Diabetes Listener service” supporting patients struggling to cope with their diabetes.  Along with colleagues in the UK, USA and Australia, Jackie has undertaken several systematic reviews relating to Diabetes Distress and has contributed to the T1C project with South London Health Innovation Network which incorporates the review findings. Other recent diabetes projects relate to complications of diabetic eye and diabetic foot disease. More recently she has been working with other clinical specialists to investigate disease specific distress in rheumatology, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic wounds. She co-leads the Clinical Diabetes Research Group and is co-PI of the LYNC project investigating the use of Digital Clinical Communications by NHS clinicians and young people with long-term conditions. Research impact activities are focussed on supporting NHS specialist long term condition clinicians who are adding email, text and SKYPE to their armoury of patient consulting tools and undertaking field trials in primary care of the DOSA diabetes structured education programme for south Asians with type 2 diabetes. Jackie teaches across faculty undergraduate and post-graduate programmes on motivational interviewing, public and patient engagement in research, research methods and long term condition self-management. She welcomes PhD applications in psychosocial aspects of self-managing diabetes and has a particular interest in digital consulting, diabetes distress and diabetic foot disease.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Health Science, Self-efficacy theory in health promotion practice, Brunel University London


Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Arts, Politics & Sociology, Oxford Brookes University


Award Date: 1 Jan 1992

Postgraduate Diploma, Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education, University of Warwick


External positions

Adjunct professor, University of Technology Sydney

1 Jun 202031 May 2023

Visiting Professor, Steno Diabetes Center

1 May 202030 Apr 2023

Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Griffiths University, Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Brisbane


Honorary Associate Professor, Warwick Medical School



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