Associate Professor Dorothy Watts

Honorary Research Assoc Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Associate Professor Watts' research interests include Roman and pre-Roman (Celtic) Britain, Early Christianity, and Roman Provincial Government.

Associate Professor Watts has a BA and PhD (Qld), ATCL (London), AMusA, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a Member of the Australian College of Educators. She is currently a Reader in Classics and Ancient History.

Her current research project is A Dictionary of Roman Britain.

She has published a number of articles and three books on pre- and Roman Britain: Boudicca's Heirs: Women in Early Britain (Routledge, London 2005); Religion in Late Roman Britain: Forces of Change (Routledge, London, 1998); Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain (Routledge, London 1991).

Associate Professor Watts holds the following memberships:

Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London

Member, Society for Promotion of Roman Studies (London)

Member, Australian College of Educators

Member, Australasian Society for Classical Studies

Member Queensland History Teachers' Association

Registered Teacher, Queensland

Member of Executive, Friends of Antiquity

Member of Executive, Queensland Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens


  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • BA, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Watts, Dorothy (2013). Celtic religion in Western and Central Europe. In William Adler (Ed.), The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World (pp. 364-386) Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision