Her sub-specialty training was completed at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and her PhD was awarded for developing a novel dry eye therapy.
As an international leader in research and innovation she is appointed as Professor at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. She has over 80 publications, holds international patents and is invited to speak internationally.
Professor Watson is a Director of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, Editor for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group, and a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Professor Watson has appointments at St Vincents Private Hospital, the Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.
In 2014, she was nominated for a Care and Compassion medal in the Pride of Australia awards.