Dr. Karen Watson

Lecturer, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Key Interests

Dr Karen Watson is a registered nurse with a background in naturopathy.

Her research interests focus on ways to support the care needs of older people challenged by changes in cognition that can occur with healthy ageing and dementia.  She has investigated interventions, including naturopathy, for the behavioural management of older people with and without dementia.

An adjunct research fellow with the MARCS Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Development she assisted the Time Travelling with Technology project team to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of Google Liquid Galaxy and web resources as an intervention for reducing behavioural and psychological symptoms of people with dementia.