Jon Watson

Started at UWA: 2020

Internationally recognised for delivering world-class research and teaching



Professor Jon Watson is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia.

After practising as a gastroenterologist and physician in Ballarat, Newcastle and Geelong, Professor Watson was appointed as Clinical School Director for Deakin University’s School of Medicine in 2011, and Dean and Professor of Medicine at Deakin in 2014.

Professor Watson has served as a Board Director for the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria and as Board Chair of the National Centre for Farmer Health in Hamilton, Victoria. He is also a member of the National Examining Panel of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in medicine from Cambridge University, Professor Watson did clinical studies at Oxford. He trained as a specialist in Newcastle upon Tyne and was awarded a PhD for his studies into liver disease. Professor Watson has maintained an active research interest in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) related liver disease, and continues to publish on HCV.

Qualifications: MA (Camb), MB ChB (Oxf), FRACP, FRCP, PhD, GCertMedEd