Dr Rowan Wathes
Associate Director - UK Parkinson's Excellence Network, Parkinson's UK
Dr Rowan Wathes is an experienced clinician-turned-manager, with a keen interest in healthcare strategy and transformation. She is an Associate Director at Parkinson's UK. She leads the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network, which is a network for health and social care professionals and members of the Parkinson’s community. She is responsible for driving forward the charity's goal of ensuring that everyone with Parkinson’s has access to high quality multi-disciplinary care. She previously worked at The PSC, a specialist management consultancy dedicated to improving public services, where she led their work transforming complex healthcare services and organisations. Prior to this she was a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Oncology in London. During her clinical training, she gained national policy experience as Clinical Fellow to Dr Kathy McLean, then Medical Director of the Trust Development Authority (now NHS Improvement), through the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme. Rowan holds a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Oxford University. She is a Member of The Royal College of Physicians.