Robert Watson received B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Essex, Colchester, UK.
From 1995–1998 he was a senior research officer at the University of Essex where he was involved in a number of radio propagation and remote sensing projects.
In October 1998, Watson joined the academic staff at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, where he is currently a senior Lecturer.
He has consulted widely for industry. His research interests include radio-wave propagation and remote sensing.
Watson is a member of the IEEE and Commission F representative to the UK panel for the International Union of Radio Science.