Staff Profiles

Professor Eila Watson

Professor in Supportive Cancer Care

Department of Midwifery, Community and Public Health

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences



Eila is a health services researcher.  She joined Oxford Brookes in May 2007, taking up the HRH Prince Sultan Chair in Supportive Cancer Care. 

After graduating from Edinburgh University with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences, she completed her PhD at the University of London in 1992, and subsequently held posts in the Epidemiology and Health Information Branch of Queensland Health Department (1992-1996) and Oxfordshire Health Authority (1997).  Prior to joining Broookes she was Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK Primary Care Education Research Group at the University of Oxford (1998-2007).

Eila is Chair of the British Psychosocial Oncology Society.  She is also a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Psychosocial Oncology and Surviorship Clinical Studies Group and the Primary Care Clinical Studies Group (Survivorship Sub-Group Chair).  She sits on the Tenovus Charity Psychosocial Advisory Committee and is a past member of the South Coast Research for Patient Benefit Committee.