Professor Watson worked as a Health Information Manager and educator of health information professionals for 48 years. Was Head of School of HIM at Cumberland College of Health Sciences/The University of Sydney from 1977 to 1997. She has been a member of the MRAA/HIMAA since 1965 holding numerous positions at both State and national level including Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President, and President. She has also been involved with IFHRO/IFHIMA since 1968 and as International Director held positions of Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President, and President on the IFHRO/IFHIMA Council/Board from 1976 to 1992. She was awarded Honorary Membership of IFHRO/IFHIMA in 1993 and Life Membership of HIMAA in 1996. She also consulted for WHO in the Western Pacific and other regions. In January 1994 she was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (General Division) for services to Medical Records. In April 2001 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Health Science from The University of Sydney.