Ms Sally Sturge

Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518867 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Public Health


My clinical professional background predominately consists of adult nursing including extensive experience in community nursing and health visiting. My community nursing experience has been underpinned by the successful completion of BA(Hons) in Generic Primary Care whereby I had the opportunity to explore district nursing, practice nursing, school nursing and health visiting. During this time I successfully led on the implementation of a Leg Club in the local area to improve the patient’s journey when experiencing leg ulceration but also providing preventative care to the whole local population. Alongside this, myself and colleagues initiated Nurse Treatment Centre’s to enable ambulatory patients of all ages to be seen in a setting over 7 days a week with enhanced opening hours. I soon progressed into the community matron team as a designated case manager for local care homes, helping to reduce inappropriate hospital admissions. This consisted of introducing subcutaneous fluids within the home setting. Following maternity leave I embarked onto my health visitor training whereby my nursing experience developed further involving the identification, assessment and meeting the health needs of the population from cradle to grave but latterly focusing on 0-5 year old children and their families. My community nursing career encompassed 10 years, which also included my last role of a practice teacher for health visiting. 

Research interests

  • Safeguarding Children
  • Child Development
  • Domestic Violence

Membership of professional bodies

  • UKSC


  • PG Cert in Education for Health, Social care and Allied Professionals  
  • Masters of Science in Primary Healthcare Practice   
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public health Nursing (Health Visiting)   
  • BA(Hons) Generic Primary Care Second Class Honours (Division 1)   
  • Diploma in Nursing Studies – Adult  


Professional Qualifications


  • Senior Fellow HEA, 2016
  • Practice Teacher- Enabling Learning in Nursing Practice, 2012
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber, 2010
  • Principles of Physical Assessment, 2008
  • Mentorship in Health Care Settings, 2007
  • PIN: 00I7222E Professional
  • Register Entry:  Part 1 and Part 3  SCPHN 




Mander, S. and Sturge, S. (2015) Early help mechanisms – a mere fad or a ground breaking reformation to child protection systems? The importance of interprofessional working; the educational and health perspectives. Pedagogy in Practice, 1(2)pp.1-8.


Pearson-Jenkins, J. and Sturge, S. (2016) Not through confusion or fear: motivational approaches for preparing physician associate students for post graduate study and beyond. Pedagogy in Practice, 2(1), pp.1-11.


Conference Presentations

Poster presentation – QNI2017 Annual conference “An eclectic perspective for growth and development for pre-registration nursing placement capacity

Previous professional experience

  • Senior Lecturer/Practice lead – Adult Nursing
  • Senior lecturer – Public Health
  • Senior Lecturer – Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
  • Health Visitor/ Practice Teacher; delivered training sessions as part of a rolling programme to student health visitors.
  • Registered adult nurse (Recovery nurse, Nurse treatment Centre – Lead nurse, Leg club Lead nurse, Case Manager). Delivered training to qualified nurses within the nursing home environment.
  • Student nurse, Keele University