Professor of Nursing, University of Hull

Roger Watson is Professor of Nursing, University of Hull, UK. He is a graduate of The University of Edinburgh with a PhD in biochemistry from The University of Sheffield who qualified in nursing at St George’s Hospital, London. Working in care of older people, he has a special interest in the feeding and nutritional problems of older people with dementia. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Nursing and Editor of Nursing Open. A frequent visitor to the Far East, South East Asia and Australia, he has honorary and visiting positions in China, Hong Kong, and Australia. He was a member of the UK 2014 Research Excellence Framework sub-panel for Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Nursing, University of Hull
  • 2005–2012
    Professor of Nursing, University of Sheffield
  • 1999–2005
    Professor of Nursing, University of Hull
  • 1998–1999
    Professor of Nursing, Dublin City University
  • 1989–1998
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader, The University of Edinburgh

Education

  • 1984 
    St George's Hospital London, Registered Nurse
  • 1982 
    The University of Sheffield, PhD Biochemistry
  • 1978 
    The University of Edinburgh, BSc Biological Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing