Staff Profiles

Dr Katherine Watson

Reader in History

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Katherine Watson

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483709


Location: Headington Campus, Tonge Block,T520

Katherine D. (Cassie) Watson was educated at the Universities of Western Ontario and Leeds before completing her DPhil in modern history at the University of Oxford. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Wellcome Trust, British Academy, and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. She has been teaching at Oxford Brookes since 2004.

Dr Watson is a historian of forensic medicine and crime in Britain, focusing on the period between 1700 and the First World War. Her research is interdisciplinary, drawing on law, medicine and social history of crime. She is currently writing a monograph on medico-legal practice in England and Wales 1700-1914, drawing on case reports of interpersonal violence. Her research interests are reflected in much of her teaching.