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Associate Professor Jo Wu

HlthScD Qld.UT, MNurs(Intensive Care) Qld.UT, BNurs Qld.UT, RN, FACN

  • Associate Professor, Nursing (UniSC Moreton Bay)
  • Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Coordinator, Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
  • School of Health
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Office location
Moreton Bay
Jo Wu

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 several 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), and as Editorial Advisor of Nursing & Health Sciences journal. She supervises higher degree research students, as well as providing mentorships to academics and clinicians. Jo is the Leader of UniSC NURTURE Research Group.

Professional memberships

  • Editorial Board, International Nursing Review (Official Journal of International Council of Nurses, ICN)
  • Executive Committee member, Queensland Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (QCRA), Australia
  • Australia Cardiac Rehabilitation Association (ACRA)
  • Australia College of Nursing (ACN), formerly RCNA
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Society (STTI)


  • Bronze Medal, European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH) 2015
  • 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)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Mater Medical Research Institute-University of Queensland (MMRI-UQ)
  • Chair, JBI Expert Reference Group, Cardiovascular Node (Southern Hemisphere)

Research areas

  • self-efficacy, self-management
  • chronic diseases: cardiovascular disease, diabetes
  • telehealth, clinical research, health services
  • research mixed methods: eg RCT, interview
  • systematic/umbrella reviews

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Coordinator

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedicine

Teaching areas

  • Research in Healthcare
  • Evidence-based practice implementation
  • Acute care

Program coordinator

Associate Professor Jo Wu’s specialist areas of knowledge include promoting theoretical self-management programs with different delivery modes (telehealth, peer-support) for patients with comorbidities such as coronary heart disease and diabetes, collaboration with clinical partners at local, national and international levels.

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