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Dr Jackie Knight

Dr Jackie Knight

Dr Jackie Knight (PhD, MSc (Ed), MSc Healthcare Leadership and Management, BSc (Hons) Health Studies, SFHEA)

Lecturer in Medical Education
T: 01273 641541
Location: Room 344b Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Areas of expertise: Health Care and Medical Education, Mental Health and Psychiatric Practice, Work force and Organisational Development, Continuing professional development and blended learning  
Research interests: Learning and teaching, Reflective learning, Work based learning, Change management and consultancy


Jackie joined BSMS with prior experience of the higher education sector and a career in building partnerships, leading consultancy projects and delivering high quality professional development courses from previous roles as Director of Mental Health Development; Head of Mental Health and Organisational Development; Erasmus and International lead. Jackie is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Clinical expertise is within psychiatric and mental health practice.

Jackie is Course Leader for Continuing Professional Studies programme. She is also involved in teaching on the MSc Medical Education and Clinical Education programme. Jackie holds module leadership responsibility for Technology Enhanced Learning module (MDM 162) and for the core module, Communication, Learning & Teaching in Health and Social Care (MDM, 122). 

PhD studies are in developing a change management theoretical framework through reflection: A mental health perspective. 


Principal Investigator – Report on Staff Bullying for a Foundation University Trust, NHS (University Hertfordshire, 2014). 

Principal Investigator – Evaluation of Primary Care Mental Health Services Project for Camden and Islington, CCG (University Hertfordshire, 2015-2016).

Principal Investigator – Clinical Supervision Workshops (University Hertfordshire, 2015-2017).

Principal Investigator – Scoping exercise on the use of “simulation for educational programmes” in the School of Life and Medical Sciences and to expand on this model for wider educational delivery (Annecy, France, 2016).

Principal Investigator – West Herts Leadership Academy (external accreditation, University Hertfordshire, 2016-2017). 

Principal Investigator – Validation, awarding the recognition of University to a NHS Trust (2016-2017).

Principal Investigator – Blended Learning CPD for Speciality Doctors and Locally Employed Doctors (University of Sussex, 2018).



  • Health and Medical Education
  • Reflective Practice
  • Advanced Communication
  • Mental Health Practice
  • Service Improvement 
  • Change management
  • Practice Development 

Selected publications

Roshni Khatri, Jackie Knight & Iain Wilkinson (2019)Threshold concepts: A portal into new ways of thinking and practising in psychiatry, Medical Teacher, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2019.1670338

Acciavatti, T, Lupi, M, Cinosi, M. Knight, J, Brennan, M, Corbo, M and Di Giannantonio, M: Sudden Cardiac Death Linked to Antipsychotics: Are We Really Preventing? 2016 July-September; 3(3): 74–76. ISSN: 2421-3349 Published online 2016 April 26. 

Ashaye, K & Knight, J.L, “Psychiatric Trainees’ views on Integrating a Psychiatric Training Course into a University Postgraduate Degree Programme,” (Academic psychiatry 37 (4), 285a -287, 2013).

Hawley, C, Drummond, L & Knight JL, “The Trouble with NHS Psychiatry in England: Critique,” (2009) in British Journal of Psychiatry: Psychiatric Bulletin: June, 2009.