Allan J. B. Watson completed his M.Sci. at the University of Strathclyde in 2004 followed by Ph.D. research with Professor W. J. Kerr
(2008) and postdoctoral work with Professor D. W. C. MacMillan at Princeton University, U.S. (2010).
After an industrial postdoctoral research position at GlaxoSmithKline, he returned to the University of Strathclyde in 2011 where his research interests are catalysis, medicinal chemistry, and agrochemistry.