Personal profile


Research interests:  Decision making, primary care, supporting older people living at home.

Jackie Buck joined the University of East Anglia in 2016 as a Lecturer in Research in Nursing.  She qualified with a BSc in Nursing Studies from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.  Following a varied clinical career that included coronary care and care of the elderly, she completed an MSc in Health Services and Public Health Research at the University of Aberdeen.  

Her research career began in Cambridge at NHS Blood and Transplant in the field of haematology, in particular sickle cell disease, where she examined clinical practice in relation to blood transfusion use. In 2004 she was awarded a nurse research fellowship via Kidney Research UK and completed a PhD at the University of Leicester. Her thesis examined how clinical decision making, patient education and clinician patient relationships had an impact on timely renal replacement therapy. After working as the project coordinator of an initiative that established a national tissue bank for women who were alloimmunised in pregnancy, she returned to post-doctoral research as a Research Associate in of the End of Life Care research group at the Institute of Public Health at Cambridge University.   

Jackie was a founder member of the Cambridge Nurses in Research group and was involved in the development of the Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Strategy in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. 

At UEA, Jackie is the academic lead for Research and Evidence Based Practice on the MSc in Adult Nursing.

Jackie is an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University.

Teaching Interests

Jackie is the academic lead for the teaching of Research and Evidence Based practice for the MSc in Adult Nursing at UEA.

Key Research Interests

Current research as principal investigator:

Why is oral anticoagulation therapy discontinued?  Examining the roles of patients, informal carers and health care professionals in order to develop interventions to reduce discontinuation.

Funded by: Norfolk and Suffolk Primary and Community Care Research Office (RCF for NIHR bid development)


Investigating multimorbidity in a population-based study of older old age: the Cambridge City over-75s Cohort (CC75C)

Funded by: British Medical Association Dawkins and Strutt Award 2017


Incontinence amongst older people living at home: impacts and approaches.  A multi-perspective mixed methods study.

Funded by: The General Nursing Council Trust 


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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Principle Investigator, University of Cambridge

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