Jacqueline Kandsberger

I am the holder of the Dame Barbara Kelly PhD Fellowship, awarded by the Crichton Foundation. I'm also a member of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group.

Research Interests

My research interests include communication in healthcare, implementation science, and the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at bringing about patient agency and autonomy.


Kandsberger, J., Rogers, S. N., Zhou, Y., & Humphris, G. (2016). Using fundamental frequency of cancer survivors’ speech to investigate emotional distress in out-patient visits. Patient Education and Counseling. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.08.003


Dumfries Campus, University of Glasgow, Rutherford/McCowan Building, Crichton University Campus, Dumfries DG1 4ZL, Scotland

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Thesis title

Investigating measures of success and uptake of advance care planning in Scotland: a case study of Dumfries and Galloway


I am investigating supportive, palliative and end of life care in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. This area has an ageing population and faces health care challenges in the future.

I am examining the conceptualisation and uptake of advanced care planning in the primary care setting in the region and whether this results in shorter stays in hospital and more person-centred care for individuals.


  • Professor David Clark, Wellcome Trust Investigator
  • Professor Craig White, Clinical Lead, Quality and Planning Division, Scottish Government

I have a B.Sc. in Psychology (First class, awarded 2014) from the University of Glasgow and an M.Sc. Health Psychology (Distinction, awarded 2015) from the University of St. Andrews.

As a graduate teaching assistant, I teach research methods to undergraduate students on the Health & Social Policy (Dumfries Campus) programme.