Honorary Professor Mark Watson

Honorary Professor

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Professor Mark Watson Professor Watson has had a long association with the School of Education through his collaboration with Dr Mary McMahon. They have a number of joint research projects and their cross-cultural and cross-national perspective adds significantly to the power of their research designs on career development and career counselling. Professor Watson is a scientist with the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. He is also Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mark is a member of the following Editorial/Advisory Boards: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling; International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, Indian Journal for Career and Livelihood Planning.


  • Postgraduate Diploma, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University


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Book Chapter

  • McMahon, Mary and Watson, Mark (2012). Career development: 21st century global issues and challenges. Career development: global issues and challenges. (pp. 1-10) edited by Mark Watson and Mary McMahon. New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Watson, Mark and McMahon, Mary (2012). Planning your thesis: systemic and personal issues. Complete your thesis or dissertation successfully: practical guidelines. (pp. 12-17) edited by J. G. (Kobus) Maree. Cape Town, South Africa: Juta.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Honorary Professor Mark Watson is not currently available to take on new students.