Lisa is currently Head of Centre for Management Development & Innovation (CMDI) at Liverpool Business School where she leads a partnership between Liverpool Business School and Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust with a focus on knowledge exchange and research to inform new ways of working and improved joined up practice within the Liverpool City Region. Prior to this, Lisa was Programme Leader for the MBA and MSc Leadership programmes with extensive experience in the development and delivery of executive education programmes.
Research interests include the development and implementation of systems and place-based leadership within the public sector, and the mechanisms through which experiential learning environments can enhance leadership, including pedagogical frameworks which foster leadership development.
Before moving into academia, Lisa held several senior and consultancy roles working within and for the NHS at both regional and national levels, including Research & Development Lead, Clinical Governance Network Director, and as a Management Consultant working with a range of agencies, including the NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement, North West Innovation Agency, and NHS England/NHS Improvement to support performance and service improvement. Lisa has retained her connections to the NHS and Place leadership via non-executive director roles at Mersey and West Lancashire NHS Foundation Teaching Hospitals Trust and PRIMA Group Housing Association.
Lisa is a Fellow of Advance HE, a Certified Management & Business Educator with the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
External Examiner, Open University, 2023 - present
External Examiner, University of Suffolk, 2022 - present
Rowe L, Knight L, Irvine PA, Greenwood J. 2023. Communities of practice for contemporary leadership development and knowledge exchange through work-based learning Journal of Education and Work, :1-17 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Rowe L, Knight L, Irvine P, Greenwood J. 2022. The place of work-based learning in the development of leaders in a fast-changing world Annual Meeting of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference
Knight L. Integrated Care System Leadership: A Realist Evaluation Engaged Management Scholarship Conference 2023
Armstrong-Gibbs F, Knight L. Exploring a new paradigm for place based public leadership in complex times: how do leaders acquire the connectedness needed for collaborative work to advance their places’ mission? The Leadership Dynamics of Systems Change: The 21st International Studying Leadership Conference
Armstrong-Gibbs F, Knight L. Developing a pathway to Sustainable Cities and Communities through a Leadership education programme in Sustainability in Business Education European Symposium for Sustainability in Business Education 2023
Armstrong-Gibbs F, Knight L. Developing a pathway to Sustainable Cities and Communities through a Leadership education programme Wall T, Leal Filho W, Trevisan L, Shore A. Sustainability in Business Education, Research and Practices Springer Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Open University, External Examiner. 2023
University of Suffolk, External Examiner. 2022
Developing a pathway to Sustainable Cities and Communities through a Leadership education programme in Sustainability in Business Education, European Symposium for Sustainability in Business Education,, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2023
Other Professional Activity:
Liverpool John Moores University QR Funding: Leading Place in the Liverpool City Region. Lisa Knight & Dr Fiona Armstrong-Gibbs. 2022
Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership, Evaluation of the Children and Young People Integration Test Sites, Rafaela Neiva Ganga (PI), Grahame Smith (Co-I), Gemma Trainor, (Co-I), Lisa Knight (Co-I), Grant value (£): £52,000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2022-2024.
Certified Management and Business Educator, Chartered Association of Business Schools, https://charteredabs.org/cmbe/.
Fellow, Chartered Management Institute.
Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Non-Executive Director.
PRIMA Group, Non-Executive Director.