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
It’s Always A Gut Feeling
A passion for people, a thirst for knowledge and a love for music have been some of the drivers for UWA’s executive dean Professor Jon Watson’s career.Read more
UWA expert warns being too confident too soon could be dangerous for WA
WA is risking COVID-19 disease flare-ups across the state if it becomes too confident too soon and responds to the recent “flattening of the curve” by easing up on strict social distancing restrictions, warns The University of Western Australia’s Professor Jon Watson, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.Read more
UWA appoints new Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Professor Jon Watson, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, has been appointed as the Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia. The Faculty’s clinical medicine discipline is ranked in the world’s top ten.Read more