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Mr Lee Knifton

senior research fellow

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Personal Statement

Lee combines his role as Senior Research Fellow with practice as Health Improvement Lead in the National Health Service.

He has 15 years of experience working on community, national, and global health and welfare projects and research with marginalised populations, including people with mental health problems, prisoners, those with learning disabilities, people on low incomes in urban areas, ethnic minorities, asylum seekers and refugees.

His areas of expertise include the development and evaluation of arts and online interventions, community-based participatory research, public mental health, workplace health and stigma. He has been the principal investigator for several studies, including community based participation studies, programme evaluations, and international health policy research. 

Lee has founded or chaired a number of national public health partnerships including Glasgow anti stigma partnership, a national partnership with ethnic minority communities for mental health (, and co-chairing the UK Public Health Association Special Interest Group. He spent several years as the Associate Head of a national research and policy NGO, The Mental Health Foundation.

Lee is currently working on 4 university projects: directing a team who deliver a national arts and health festival which has reached 50,000 people to date (, overseeing the development of online film for public health and welfare (, editing the Journal of Public Mental Health and editing a book on global mental health.

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