Susan Watson

School: School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Associate Professor


Phone: 0208 417 5143

Location: Room KHKH0033, Kenry House Kingston Hill Campus


Susan joined the School of Social Work in 2013 as course director for the BA (Hons) Working with Children and Young People. She is both a registered social worker and a lawyer, and teaches across both disciplines.

Susan qualified as a social worker in 1992 and specialised in work with children and families. She later studied law at Kingston University where she was awarded an LLB with first class honours, and then gained an M(Res) Law, Culture and Identity from Birkbeck College. Previously, she studied English at the University of Stirling and Social Work at the University of Aberdeen. She is also an accredited mediator.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Accredited Mediator, Mediation, Regents University
  • Family Mediation Course, National Family Mediation
  • MRes, Law, Culture and Identity, Birkbeck College
  • PgCert, Higher Education, Kingston University
  • Legal Practice Certificate, Law, College of Law, Guildford
  • LLB (Hons), Law, Kingston University
  • PgDip, Counselling and Psychotherapy , Roehampton Institute
  • PgDip, Social Work, University of Aberdeen
  • BA, English, University of Stirling

Professional experience

  • 2012 - 2016
    External examiner, Law School, University of Northampton
  • 1994 - 2001
    Social Worker, NCH
  • 1992 - 1994
    Social Worker, Aberdeen City Council

Professional registration and membership

  • Senior fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Registered Social Worker, Health and Care Professions Council
  • Founding Member, Social Pedagogy Professional Association

Research interests

Early resolution of student complaints

Services offered to victims of stalking

Services for sex workers

Grants and funding

  • 2017 - 2018
    Funded evaluayion of Serious Organised Crime and Young People
  • 2015 - 2016
    Funded evaluation of Spires Streetlink
  • 2014 - 2015
    OIAHE funding to investigate student Complaints


Number of items: 8.


Bermingham, Vera, Hodgson, John and Watson, Susan (2014) Nutshells: Tort. 10th ed. London, U.K. : Sweet & Maxwell. 294p. (Nutshells) ISBN 9780414031913

Book Section

Watson, Susan (2016) Legal skills for social workers. In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.) Skills for social work practice. London, U.K. : Palgrave. pp. 121-141. ISBN 9781137390264

Conference or Workshop Item

Lindsay, Jane, Watson, Susan and Nilsson, David (2018) Assisting female sex-workers to exit prostitution. Report of an evaluation of a successful community based initiative. In: World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2018; 04 -07 Jul 2018, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Watson, Susan and Lindsay, Jane (2016) Enabling victims of stalking to access justice. In: SWSD2016: Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development 2016: Promoting the Dignity and Worth of People; 27-30 Jun 2016, Seoul, South Korea. (Unpublished)


Brady, Dermot, Watson, Susan and Hood, Rick (2018) Prevent SOC pilot evaluation report. (Project Report) Kingston Upon Thames : Kingston University and St Georges, University of London. (Unpublished)

Nilsson, David, Lindsay, Jane and Watson, Susan (2017) An evaluation of the SPIRES Streetlink programme. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 33 p. (Unpublished)

Lindsay, Jane and Watson, Susan (2016) An evaluation of services provided to high-risk victims of stalking by Paladin: The National Stalking Advocacy Service. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 43 p. (Unpublished)

Watson, Susan, Lindsay, Jane, Kalogeropoulou, Konstantina, Proyer, Michelle and Scott-Hunt, Susan (2016) A study of the effectiveness of using early resolution methods to resolve student complaints in Higher Education. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University. 52 p.

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