Dr Tessa Watts

Dr Tessa Watts

Honorary Professor, Medicine Health and Life Science

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+44 (0) 1792 518573

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Tessa Watts is a researcher, qualified teacher and registered nurse (adult field) with a clinical background in palliative and end of life care in advanced cancer and an Honorary Professor at Swansea University. A London University graduate, Tessa subsequently completed the MSc in Nursing at University of Wales College of Medicine and PhD at Swansea University. Tessa is Associate Editor for the international journal, Nurse Education in Practice and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cancer Nursing
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Chronic Illness
  • Supported self-management
  • Patient Experience
  • Qualitative Research methods

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was an Advance HE National Teaching Fellow Nominee in 2018 when still working at Swansea University. I have designed, developed, validated and led full and part time pre and post registration professional body-approved programmes in Palliative Nursing, Cancer Nursing, Undergraduate Pre-Registration Nursing (adult; mental health and child fields) and multi professional post graduate programmes: Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management and a Professional Doctorate. I now teach, supervise and examine at pre-registration undergraduate, taught postgraduate and doctoral levels.

Research Award Highlights