Mary Watkins, Baroness Watkins of Tavistock

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The Baroness Watkins
of Tavistock
Official portrait of Baroness Watkins of Tavistock crop 3, 2019.jpg
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
2 November 2015
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1955-03-05) 5 March 1955 (age 67)
Political party Crossbench

Mary Jane Watkins, Baroness Watkins of Tavistock FRCN (born 5 March 1955) is a British Professor of Nursing. She currently is emeritus professor of healthcare leadership at Plymouth University and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university.

She trained at the Wolfson School of Nursing, Westminster Hospital (RGN, 1976) and at South London and Maudsley Nursing School (RMN, 1979). [1] She obtained her PhD from King's College London in 1985. In 2019 she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing [2]

She was nominated for life peerage by the House of Lords Appointments Commission and was created Baroness Watkins of Tavistock, of Buckland Monachorum in the County of Devon, on 2 November 2015. [3] She sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.

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  1. ‘WATKINS OF TAVISTOCK’, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017
  2. RCN Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship Roll of Honour 2019 RCN Fellows and Honorary Fellows
  3. "No. 61400". The London Gazette . 5 November 2015. p. 21710.