Katrina Watson Author

About Katrina

Katrina Watson has travelled the world as a volunteer doctor, as a researcher and now as a writer. She’s a retired gastroenterologist, a mother of four, and campaigner for the disadvantaged. She’s been awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for services to medicine.

Katrina was at university in the ’70s and was a regular at all the demos. She became a gastroenterologist, with a little flame of social activism that wouldn’t go out. She worked with marginalised groups in society, including those with Hepatitis C, and went to the Pacific Islands for a year as a volunteer doctor.

Her life changed in her early forties when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At that time, she was the breadwinner for a family of four children. They had to give up expensive bread, and she had to change her type of medical work.

Around that time Katrina realised she had a few stories she wanted to tell, starting with The Bones, which is her first novel.

Katrina was proud to receive the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2018 for services to medicine.

jacqui byron and katrina watson
MC Jacqui Byron ( author of the acclaimed and very funny “Happy Hour”) with Katrina

Katrina Researching in India