Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Rose Watson

Research Assistant


Rose has worked as a social researcher in health for over 8 years.  She has worked across a variety of reseach project and has a particular interest in applied qualitative health research; working with people with disabilities and long term conditions; working with parents of children with disabilities and long term conditions. Rose is currently a research assistant on the General Practitioners and Emergency Department (GPED): Efficient models of care.


Areas of expertise

  • Applied qualitative health research
  • Development and disability
  • Transitional care of young people


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MSc Social Research, Northumbria University, 2009
BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Research, Northumbria University, 2008 

Research Group Membership:

IHS - Children and Families



Research Interests

I am interested in using qualitative methods to explore various areas of service design, development and disability. I have a particular interest in young people and their transition from childhood to adulthood. 

Current Role

I work as a Research Assistant on:

GPED: General Practitioners in the Emergency Department

Previous Projects:

e-TIPS: early therapy in perinatal stroke 

MAGIC III: Making good decisions in collaboration with patients

DARE: Aortic Aneurysm Repair - Decision making

Transition: How can we facilitate the move from children's to adult health services for young people with complex health needs