Lisa Knight

Liverpool Business School

Lisa is currently Head of Centre 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.

Lisa’s research interests include the mechanisms through which experiential learning environments can enhance leadership, including pedagogical frameworks which foster leadership development and the development and implementation of systems and place-based leadership within the public sector.

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.

Academic appointments

External Examiner, Open University, 2023 - present
External Examiner, University of Suffolk, 2022 - present

Journal article

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

Conference publication

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. 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

External collaboration:

Open University, External Examiner. 2023

University of Suffolk, External Examiner. 2022

Other Professional Activity:

Liverpool John Moores University QR Funding: Leading Place in the Liverpool City Region. Lisa Knight & Dr Fiona Armstrong-Gibbs. 2022


Certified Management and Business Educator, Chartered Association of Business Schools,

Fellow, AdvanceHE.

Fellow, Chartered Management Institute.

Industrial connections:

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Non-Executive Director.