Deborah Watson
Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing



Deborah commenced her career in nursing in 1981. Since then she has undertaken various roles most noteably including staff nurse; senior instructor for social services working in day services for adults with profound and complex physical and learning disabilities; training officer for York Community Services; nurse tutor and lecturer at Hull University (a post she held for16 years). Deborah has been a lecturer at the University of York since 2004.


  • Registered Nurse Mental Handicap (RNMH)
  • Cert Ed
  • Cert Health Education
  • PG Dip Health Education and Health Promotion
  • MSc Health Professional Studies (Learning Disabilities Nursing)

Departmental roles

  • Member of APL committee



  • Pre Registration, primary focus is on the learning disability field of practice with specific focus on health needs of people who have learning disabilities
  • Clinical skills, including moving and handling and personal care for all pre reg students
  • Foundation Degree, Family and Carer Support module


Contact details

Deborah Watson
Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing

Tel: 01904 32(1656)