I qualified in 1992 and took up my first consultant post in 2003. I work in the Hadrian Clinic on the inpatient unit and in the physical treatment centre where I supervise the use of electro-convulsive therapy and ketamine infusions for people with, usually, difficult to treat mood disorders.
I have been employed by Newcastle University as a Clinical Senior Lecturer since 2008 (when I was awarded a HEFCE Fellowship). I am examining the impact of upbringing on the pathophysiology of mood disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome and am using this information in the development of new treatment strategies. I teach and supervise post-graduate students. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ion/staff/profile/stuart.watson
I am an Academic Secretary for the General Adult Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a member of the AIMS working age adult advisory group and am part of the BMJ led Transparency of Doctors Interests Working Group.
I am the Specialty Group Lead with the Clinical Research Network (Mental Health) for the North-East and Cumbria and as such am committed to the successful delivery of high quality clinical research.
I am a trainer for basic and higher psychiatry trainees and teaches, supervises and examines undergraduate medical students.