Associate Professor Jo Wu

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Associate Professor Jo Wu


Teaching areas

  • Evidence based
  • Acute care

Research areas

  • self-management
  • self-efficacy
  • chronic diseases: cardiovascular disease, diabetes
  • telehealth
  • clinical research
  • quantitative, e.g. RCT; systematic reviews; interviews


Associate Professor Jo Wu has made a significant contribution to promoting self-management for patients with coronary heart disease and diabetes. Her contributions have been recognised by the award of a Bronze Medal from the European Society for Person Centred Healthcare in 2015 for work in telehealth self-management of patients with comorbidities of cardiac disease and diabetes.

Jo is currently collaborating with clinicians as well as national and international researchers toward further studies on promoting self-management. Planned projects include refinement of the cardiac-diabetes self-management program, incorporating telephone, text-messaging and peer supporters in the delivery of the program, evaluating these delivery modes for transitional care and undertaking the intervention in different cultural contexts.

Jo has been awarded a number of research grants, has published papers in refereed journals and has presented at several international and national conferences. She has been an expert panel reviewer, is a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals, textbook chapters and national/international competitive research grant applications, as well as being on the Editorial Board of International Nursing Review (official Journal of International Council of Nurses). She supervises higher degree research students, as well as providing mentorships to academics and clinicians. Jo is the Academic lead at USC Fraser Coast campus.

Professional memberships

  • Been invited to be on Editorial Board member of International Nursing Review (Official Journal of International Council of Nurses, ICN)
  • Executive Committee member, Queensland Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (QCRA), Australia
  • Member of multiple national, international professional organisations/associations


  • Bronze Medal, European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH) 2015
  • Honoured as a Fellow of Australia College of Nursing 2013
  • Selected by Vice-Chancellor, QUT and successfully completed Mid-Career 2012 Academic Development program (MCAD)
  • 2-year Research Fellowship QUT School of Nursing (2010-2012)

Honorary Affiliations

  • Fellow of Australian College of Nursing (FACN)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Mater Medical Research Institute-University of Queensland (MMRI-UQ)
Project Name Investigators Funding body Year
The Cardiac/Diabetes TRANS-CARE Program Courtney, M, Wu C-J (Jo), McPhail S, Atherton J. Graves N, Kostner K, d'Emden M, Chang AM, Thompson D, MacIsaac R, MacIsaac A. Australian Catholic University Research Funding/Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) Program 


Improving delivery by eHealth – assurance for life for cardiac patients (IDEAL project) Wu C-J(Jo), Atherton J, Courtney M, Chang AM, Clark A (international), Strodl E, McPhail S, A’Brook A, Kuhn M, A’Brook, A, D'Emden M, Thompson D, Oldenburg B, King, N. Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital  2013
Improving delivery by eHealth – assurance for life for cardiac patients (IDEAL project) website development Wu C-J (Jo) Australian College of Nursing (ACN)/Florence Nightingale Grant  2013
Using new media to improve adherence to medical regimes among adolescents with Haemophilia. Strodl E, Wu, C-J., Brown S Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation (AHCDO)  2012-2013
Peer support based Cardiac-Diabetes Self-management Program Wu, C-J., Chang, A., Courtney, M., Shortridge-Baggett LM Department of Health & Ageing  2009-2010
Using text-messaging to improve cardiac and diabetes self-management program: a pilot study Wu C-J(Jo) QUT Early Career Research Grant  2008
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