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Professor Graham Watkinson

Professor Graham Watkinson

Associate Professor of Public Health (E&S)


 +44 (0) 1392 726007

 Medical School Building 


Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


I am interested in disease prevention and mitigation using ecological principles to improve public and population health.  As an educationalist I am also fascinated by virtual learning platforms to enhance student learning experiences.

I led the award winning Virtual Interactive Practice™ project in the University of Southampton, utilising Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) to contextualise the skills associated with clinical decision making . I have worked as a Consultant in Public Health for many years in PCT and CCG/ Local Authorites. This enabled me to work with diverse cultures and communities, across the lifespan with all ages and meet some incdredible people working against huge obstacles and barriers to their health.

I have also led and managed clinical departments, held budgets in commissioning, clinical, educational and public health settings and held board level positions in PCT and the Voluntary Sector. I have been an advisor on the editorial board for the Health Education Journal since 2003.



RGN, PGCE, MA, Ed.D, FHEA, FFPH Specialist trainer for Public Health Registrars.



Associate Professor and Public Health discipline lead for the University of Exeter Medical School September 2013 to December 2016.

Consultant in Public Health Southampton City Council and PCT February 2007 to December 2013. Board member of Solent NHS Healthcare Trust.

Non-Executive Director Southampton Voluntary Services 2010- 2013.

Assistant Director of Public Health Western Sussex PCT September 2004 to February 2007.

Senior Lecturer and Education Lead for Innovation and Leadership University of Southampton and Head of Division April 2002 to September 2004.

Director of Health Promotion Portsmouth and SE Hants Health Authority and Senior Lecturer University of Portsmouth School of Nursing and Midwifery April 1996 to March 2002.



External Engagement and Impact

Editorial responsibilities

Health Education Journal (ISBN 0965-4283) 2003 to present




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Supervision / Group

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