Jo Knight

Jo Knight arrived at Lancaster Medical School in January 2016. From 2016 - 2021 she was on the management team of the Data Science Institute at Lancaster University, first as health theme lead and then as co-director. From 2021-2023 she was the University’s Research Director for the Eden Project Morecambe project catalysing research in partnership with Eden across the campus and beyond. Jo is currently the Research Director for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Secure Data Environment.

Jo’s academic expertise is in Data Science and interdisciplinary research and is evidenced by publications in health and statistical journals. She has secured funding from EPSRC, MRC, NIHR, NERC and ESRC. Exemplar activities include codirecting a program of work in using data science to understand health outcomes linked to neurology and being principal investigator for a UKRI/NIHR funded COVID project which encompassed both a qualitative and quantitative approach to understanding the effect of the COVID pandemic on Care Home Residents.