Jon Watson


  • The University of Western Australia (M505), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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

He previously served as Dean of Medicine at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia, from 2014-2019. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and was appointed in 2012 to the National Examining Panel of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Prof Watson remains active in clinical practice in gastroenterology, gastroscopy and colonoscopy, and hepatology.

Jon Watson was born and educated in the UK. He attended Cambridge University for his undergraduate degrees in Medicine (BA and MA in Medical Sciences), and Oxford University for his clinical studies (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).

He trained as a physician and gastroenterologist in Oxford, London and Newcastle upon Tyne. Whilst working in Newcastle upon Tyne, he was awarded a PhD for studies into Hepatitis C Virus infection and liver disease. He was awarded the European Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 1998. He then migrated to Australia, with his family. He has practised, researched and taught in a number of centres in Victoria and New South Wales. He has maintained an active research interest in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) related liver disease, having published on HCV in peer reviewed journals, presented on HCV at national and international meetings for the last 20 years, and has been Meeting Organiser twice for the Australian Gastroenterology Society's annual meeting.

In 2014, he completed a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education with the University of Dundee Medical School, Scotland.  He served from 2014-19 as a Board Director for Kardinia Health Geelong and the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria, and Board Chair of the National Centre for Farmer Health in Hamilton, Victoria. He is now a Board Director for the QEII Medical Centre Trust.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Education, Grad Cert Med Ed, University of Dundee

Award Date: 30 Nov 2014

Medicine, PhD, Newcastle University

Award Date: 30 Nov 1996

Medicine, MA (Med Sci), University of Cambridge

Award Date: 30 Jun 1990

Medicine, BMBCh, University of Oxford

Award Date: 30 Jun 1989

Medicine, BA (Med Sci), University of Cambridge

Award Date: 30 Jun 1986


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