Dr Helen Watson

Dr Helen Watson

Lecturer in Physiology

Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)


2012-2013 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP), University of Exeter

2006-2009 PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of Southampton

2003-2006 BSc. (Hons) Biochemistry, First Class, University of Southampton

Professional membership

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2014)

Biochemical Society: Chair of Training Theme Panel, Deputy Chair Education Committee

Watson H.R., (2016) Perspectives on peer mentoring and peer tutoring in medical education. Conversations in Medical Education ASME blog

Watson H.R., (2015) Biological membranes. Essays In Biochemistry. 2015;59:43-69

Watson, H.R., Wunderley, L., Andreou, T., Warwicker, J. and High, S. (2013) Reorientation of the first signal-anchor sequence during potassium channel biogenesis at the Sec61 complex, Biochemical Journal. 1;456(2):297-309.

Öjemalm, K., Watson, H.R., Cross, B.C.S., Warwicker, J., von Heijne, G. and High, S. (2012) Positional editing of transmembrane domains during ion channel assembly, Journal of Cell Science 15, 464-472. doi:10.1242/jcs.111773

Butler, J., Watson, H.R., Lee, A.G., Schuppe, H-J., and East, J.M. (2011) Retrieval from the ER-Golgi intermediate compartment is key to the targeting of C-terminally-anchored ER-resident proteins, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 112, 3543-3548.

Watson, H.R., Butler, J., Schuppe, H-J., Lee, A.G. and East, J.M. (2011) The Localisation of the ER Retrieval Sequence for the Calcium Pump SERCA1, Molecular Membrane Biology 28, 216-226.


Tolppa, T., Watson, H.R. Evaluation of a near-peer mentoring initiative implemented across all years of an undergraduate medical program, in Annual Scientific Meeting of ASME (Edinburgh, 2015).

Watson, H.R., Nayak, V., Bostock, F., Hopcroft, N., McGarrick, J., Bull, S. Using team based processes to consolidate learning, in Enhancing Molecular Bioscience Education (Cambridge, 2015).

Bull, S., Watson, H.R., Bostock, F., Hopcroft, N., McGarrick, J. Using team-based learning for consolidation within a problem-based learning curriculum, in Annual Scientific Meeting of ASME (Brighton, 2014).

Watson, H.R., Butler, J., Lee, A.G. & East, J.M. Maintaining the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum ATPase (SERCA) and its modulators in the endoplasmic reticulum, in Molecular membrane biology Gordon research conference (Andover, NH, USA, 2009).

Watson, H.R., Butler, J., Lee, A.G. & East, J.M. Trafficking of calcium pumps in the early secretory pathway, in Golgi 2008 (Pavia, Italy, 2008).