Professor Jackie Cassell is a medically trained academic, and Deputy Dean of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She trained as a specialist in genitourinary medicine (sexually transmitted infections and HIV) and in public health medicine in London.
Jackie has worked as a researcher on the control of infections throughout her career, with a particular focus on partner notification (contact tracing) for sexually transmitted infections and the control of infections in care homes for older people. In 2018 her team published a study of scabies outbreaks in care homes, designated a "Neglected Tropical Disease" yet still occurring regularly and often missed in the UK.
She has also worked on practical and ethical issues in the use of electronic health records, exploring public attitudes and developing approaches to consent and governance with the public.