Mary Watkins, Baroness Watkins of Tavistock

Mary Jane Watkins, Baroness Watkins of Tavistock (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.


The Baroness Watkins
of Tavistock
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 66)
Political partyCrossbench

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.

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.[2] She sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.