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Roger Watson

Faculty of Health & Social Care, The University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Professor Roger Watson is a biology graduate of The University of Edinburgh, UK. Following a PhD in biochemistry from The University of Sheffield, UK he entered nursing and qualified in 1984 after studying at St George’s Hospital, London, UK. He worked in Scotland with older people and then entered academic nursing at The University of Edinburgh in 1989. His first chair was in Ireland in 1998 where he became the first Professor of Nursing in Ireland at Dublin City University. He returned to the UK in 1999 to the Chair in Nursing at The University of Hull then, in 2005, the Chair in Nursing at The University of Sheffield and now, since 2012, is Professor of Nursing at the University of Hull. He has also been Professor of Nursing at the University of Western Sydney since 2011. Since 2012 he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. In 2007 Professor Watson became the first UK/European nurse elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and in 2009 was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing in the UK.

Roger Watson is best known for the development of the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia scale which is now used in several countries, including the USA and Taiwan. His research interests are wide and he has also researched the areas of caring in nursing and work and study related stress in nurses and nursing students. He is well published in refereed journals and has several textbooks on science in nursing, accountability and research methods.

Roger Watson is a frequent visitor to Australia, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong where he holds visiting and honorary professorships.
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