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Dr Lauren Watson

Specialty: Paediatric Medicine
Practices at: MMH MMPB
Telephone 07 3161 0377
Facsimile07 3162 3221

Consult Rooms

639 Stanley Street
Woolloongabba QLD 4102


Dr Lauren Watson is a specialist General Paediatrician who graduated from medical school at the University of Sydney in 2002. Upon completion her Internship at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle she moved to Queensland to train as a General Paediatrician, based at Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane.

Prior to her medical training Lauren was a hospital trained Registered Nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne who went on to specialise in Paediatric then Neonatal Critical Care Nursing. Lauren then continued her paediatric and neonatal nursing in the Northern Territory for a year before returning to Melbourne to complete her Nursing Degree at RMIT and move on to a Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Critical Care Nursing at Monash University, while nursing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monash Medical Centre.

After a broad range of experience in her paediatric training Lauren was admitted into the fellowship of General Paediatrics with the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2015. She has a keen interest in all areas of paediatric and neonatal medicine, particularly the NICU graduate and the medical care of surgical infants and children. She has a strong interest in neonatal palliative care and infant nutrition and has undertaken research in both of these fields. Lauren is currently completing her Clinical Diploma in Palliative Care Medicine at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

As a mother of two young children - both NICU graduates - Lauren has a very warm and balanced approach to the families she welcomes into her care. Time spent away from work is spent living for the moment with her family. With her passion for photography, Lauren strives to forever capture the simple daily pleasures of parenthood.

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