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

Prof. Roger Watson BSc, PhD, RN

Prof. Roger Watson

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Advanced Nursing and Professor of Nursing, University of Hull, UK

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Current research

  • Supporting Transition and Retention of newly registered nurses (STaR Project) (with Wray J, Barrett D)

Publications and presentations

  • Watson R, Palese A, Zuttion R, Ferrario B, Ponta S, Hayter M (2017) Identifying longitudinal sustainable hierarchies in activities of daily living Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (in press)
  • Lee A, Watson R, Khulusi A (2017) Which interval is most crucial to presentation and survival in gastroesophageal cancer: a systematic review Journal of Advanced Nursing doi: 10.1111/jan.13308
  • James IA, Watson R, Whitaker CJ, Stokes G, Hart C, Moniz-Cook E (2017) Nature of behaviours that challenge in residents in age care homes: implications for psychosocial interventions and service development FPOP Bulletin 138, 19-27
  • Shields L, Watson R, Darbyshire P, McKenna H, Williams G, Hungerford C, Stanley S, Ben-Sefer E, Benedict S, Goodman B, Draper P, Anderson J (2017) Nurse participation in legal executions: an ethics round table discussion Nursing Ethics doi: 10.1177/0969733016677870


  • £183,857 (three years) from Burdett Trust for Nursing for Supporting Transition and Retention of newly registered nurses (STaR Project) (with Wray J, Barrett D)*
  • Aus$24,750 (12 months) from University of Western Sydney Partnership Grants for Feeding at end-of-life for people with advanced dementia: An exploratory study of decision-making (with Wilkes L, Cioffi J, Fleming A)
  • £1,000 (two months) from RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing for A review of Acute limb compartments syndrome and peripheral neurovascular deficit (with Ali P Santy J)
  • £11,1765 (24 months) from Burdett Trust for Nursing for Nursing for Humanising Services: A new transferable leadership strategy for improving ‘what matters to older people’ to enhance dignity in care (with Galvin K, Cowdell F, Ersser S)
  • £4,560 (12 months) from Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Research & Innovation Fund for using the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia (EdFED) scale in acute care (with Ingleton C Reid D)*
  • £9,208 (five months) from University of Sheffield Knowledge Transfer Rapid Response Fund for implementing the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia (EdFED) scale in acute care*

Teaching and research supervision

  • Mahmoud Taher Al Kalaldeh PhD (2011) Enteral nutrition in the critically ill. A mixed methods study of adherence to evidence-based protocols, nursing responsibility and teamwork (University of Sheffield) (Funded by Jordanian Government)
  • Wafaa Al-Johani PhD (2012) The effects of teaching strategies on Saudi nursing students’ critical thinking and academic performance: PBL versus traditional teaching (University of Sheffield) (King Abdullah Scholarship Programme funded)
  • Rana Al-Awamleh PhD (2012) Pressure ulcer prevalence in critically ill patients: a descriptive study of the impact of nursing care and hospitals’ facilities on pressure sore prevalence in Jordanian intensive care units (University of Sheffield) (Funded by Jordanian Government)
  • Mansour Alyami PhD (2013) Leadership style and organizational commitment among nursing staff in Saudi Arabia (University of Sheffield) (Funded by Saudi Ministry of Health)
  • Yanhua Chen PhD (2015) Developing and validating a scale to study mentors' behaviour in nursing education (University of Hull) (Funded by Luzhou Hospital, China)
  • Tzu-Pei Yeh PhD (2015) The Relationship between Personality and Job Stress, Burnout, Satisfaction and Resilience in Taiwanese Cancer Nurses (Self-funded)