Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Ms Chanel Watson

  • Chanel WatsonRole: Lecturer and Programme Director
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  • Professional qualifications: Registered General Nurse
  • Academic qualifications: MSc PGDip Health Professions Education, FFNMRCSI

Current research

Current projects
  • Doctoral Student Maynooth University: Impact of Nurse Prescribing

Publications and presentations

  • Watson, C., O'Connor, T. Legislating for advocacy: The case of whistleblowing. Nurs Ethics 24, 305-312, doi:10.1177/0969733015600911 (2017)
  • Watson C and O’Connor T (2015) Legislating for advocacy, the case of whistleblowing. Nursing Ethics 4 September.
  • Watson C and Gethin G (2012) 5 years of prescribing powers. World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery 20 (2) 24-25
  • Cowman S, Lawrence S, Gethin G, Watson C, Mac Lellan K, Hughes C, Clarke E. (2010) The Introduction of an e-portfolio in Nursing and Midwifery Education. Commissioned
  • National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery. Dec 2010.

Invited talks
  • 2016 Patient Adherence and Compliance Masterclass, 'Support Care and Understanding: Nurses and Adherence'.
  • 2015 Council of Europe European Directorate for Quality in Medicines and Healthcare. 'Best Practices for Automated Dose Dispensing (ADD) - Assuring Added Value for Patient Safety, Quality of Care and Process Quality – Nursing Perspectives'
  • 2013 Medical Law Association Annual Conference. 'Advances in Nursing Practice- governance structures'.

Journal reviewer
  • International Journal of Health Policy and Management
  • Journal of Nursing Education and Practice
  • Nursing Ethics


Tenders awarded
  • 2013 HSE, Certificate in Nursing (Nurse Midwife Prescribing)
  • 2013 HSE, Professional Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery (Applied Professional and Clinical Development)

Teaching and research supervision

  • Academic Director, Certificate in Nursing (Nurse Midwife Prescribing), Professional Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery (Applied Professional and Clinical Development)
  • Academic Director, Postgraduate Diploma Nursing (Orthopaedics)
  • Module Co-ordinator Advanced Leadership: Clinical and Professional (PGDip anchor module)
  • Module Co-ordinator: Pharmacology and Prescribing Science, Systematic Assessment and Evaluation in Patient Care, Professional Accountability in Nurse Midwife Prescribing (Certificate in Nursing (Nurse Midwife Prescribing)
  • Lecturer in healthcare and research ethics across nursing programmes in School of Nursing & Midwifery RCSI.

  • Supervision of MSc students (Supervised to completion: 21)
  • Internal examiner for MSc by Research

External Examiner
  • University of Essex