Mr Chris Knifton

Job: Senior Lecturer in Dementia, Learning Disability, Mental Health

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

Research group(s): Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 2013 855




Personal profile

Chris Knifiton Current work (both research and teaching) is in the field of dementia.    This includes not only basic awareness training, but also more advanced work on specific interventions, co-morbidities and care practices.   

Chris's current doctoral work is on the sociology of dementia.  Chris also teaches mental health problems experienced by people with a learning disability, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment options and care management.  

A final area of interest is on diversity, where Chris teaches equality and diversity legislation and practice.

Research group affiliations

    Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre

    Publications and outputs 

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    Research interests/expertise

    • Dementia

    Areas of teaching

    •  Dementia
    •  Learning disability
    •  Equality Act 2010
    •  Diversity
    •  Mental health in people with a learning disability
    •  Clinical skills
    •  Advanced communication skills


    • MSc Dementia Care
    • MSc International Relations
    • MA Social Work
    • PGC(H)E Higher Education Teaching
    • LLB (Hons) Law degree
    • BSc (Hons) Sociology degree
    • Dip SW Social Work diploma
    • RNLD registered learning disability nurse
    • DCM – Adv – advanced dementia care Mapper
    • Diploma in counselling psychology and psychotherapy

    Courses taught

    • NMAH 3346 Learning Disability and Mental Ill Health
    • NMAH 3320 Dementia Care
    • NURS 1001 Skills and Knowledge for Professional Practice

    Honours and awards

    SBStJ, order of chivalry presented on behalf of HM Queen Elisabeth II based on my voluntary work with young people.

    Membership of professional associations and societies

    HEDN – Higher Education Dementia Network

    Professional esteem indicators

    •  Australasian journal of ageing
    •  Diversity in Health and Social care

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