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Biography Helen Miranda Knight studied Natural Science as an undergraduate and did a M.Sc. in Neuroscience at Edinburgh University working in the in the labs of Douglas Blackwood and Richard G Morris. She was subsequently involved with the writing of ‘The Hippocampus Book’. She completed a PhD in Psychiatric Genetics at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer in Edinburgh. After holding a post-doctoral position under Trevor Robbins and Barbara Sahakian at the Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI), Cambridge University, and MRC fellowship under Chris Ponting at the MRC Functional Genomics Unit (now part of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics) Oxford University, in 2013 she came to Nottingham University in to start her own group. Her lab investigates genomic, epigenetic and epitranscriptomic processes contributing to neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and cognitive disorders.

She has been an elected member of the Senate since 2020 and a member of the UoN Knowledge Exchange Committee since 2021.
Dr Knight is a Genetic Society UoN Ambassador
Research Interests Bioinformatics; Cell biology, Dementia; Epigenetics; Epitranscriptomics, Genomics; Human tissue; Lewy Body disease; Neurodevelopmental disease; Omics, Paediatric brain disease; Population cohorts; RNA biology.
Scopus Author ID 24335281800