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Michael Craig Watson

Associate Professor in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


Expertise Summary

Recent PhD students:

Atena Barat PhD (2017). Unintentional injuries at home among Iranian children aged under five years.

Gail Errington PhD (2015). An investigation of factors contributing to the sustainability of home safety equipment schemes in communities at higher risk of injury: A multiple case study based on a national programme in England.

Intima Alrimawi PhD (2015). Understanding the prevention of unintentional injuries at home among Palestinian children aged under five years.

Wesley Too PhD (2011). Palliative Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Patients and Caregivers Experiences.

Joanne Ablewhite PhD (2011). Parental Perceptions of Child Safety and Unintentional Injuries that Occur within the Home Environment.

Maria Beard Year of joining: 2013. Prevention of burns through improved design and use of cookstoves in sub-Saharan Africa (Malawi)

Agatha Adogho Year of joining: 2017. FGM/Nigeria

Hussain Alabbas Year of joining 2017. Child home injury prevention (Saudi Arabia)

Research Summary

Research Interests

  • Injury prevention
  • Health promotion
  • Public health and primary care
  • Settings for health promotion
  • Multi-agency strategies
  • Evaluation

Examples of current research

BMJ Letters and Rapid Responses

Sources of information about key public health and health promotion topics

Recent Publications


  • Ph.D., Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham
  • M.P.H., Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Nottingham
  • M.A.(Ed.), Department of Education, University of Southampton
  • P.G.C.E., Department of Education, University of Southampton
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Department of Biology, University of Southampton



  • Director of Health Promotion - Lincolnshire Health Authority.
  • Director of Health Promotion - North Lincolnshire Health Authority.
  • District Health Education Officer - Peterborough Health Authority.
  • Senior Health Education Officer/Project Manager - Kettering Health Authority.
  • Teacher (Biology and Health Education) - Hampshire County Council.

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