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 and policy aimed at supporting patient agency.


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

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Thesis title

Relating end of life anticipatory care planning processes to quality indicators in Scottish health care: An in-depth examination of the constituent elements, roles, and determinants of the processes


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.

For my study I am examining the determinants, operationalisation and differentiable impacts of the broader, conversation-based process of advanced care planning in the primary care setting in the Dumfries and Galloway region.


  • Professor David Clark, Wellcome Trust Investigator
  • Professor Craig White, Divisional Clinical Lead, Healthcare Quality and Improvement, Scottish Government


I grew up in Germany and Chicago, IL and have lived in Scotland since 2010, obtaining 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 before moving to Dumfries to take up this exciting opportunity with the interdisciplinary Glasgow End of Life Studies Group.


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


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