Neil Watson

Co-Director, Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre

Professor Watson is the Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, leading a team of 400 staff working across two hospital sites (The Royal Victoria Infirmary and The Freeman Hospital) and in integrated teams supporting primary care, a post which he has held since April 2007. Professor Watson’s primary areas of interest are Advanced Therapies, Integrated Care, Population Health, and Clinical Informatics, supporting data driven care.

As Co-Director of one of three ATTCs, Professor Watson is supporting the creation of optimal adoption pathways for ATMPs into the NHS.

More recently, Professor Watson led the Covid Vaccination Programme for the North east and North Cumbria, and faced the challenges of Health and Healthcare inequality on a daily basis.

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

30 November 2023