Matthew Knight

B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., D.Clin.Psych., C.Psychol., AFBPsS

Academic Tutor and Clinical Psychologist

Role

My role incorporates Academic Tutor, Year Two Tutor, Vice-Chair of the Training Committee of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, and Chair of the Service User and Carer Sub-Committee.

I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. 

Teaching at the Institute

Teaching at the institute includes professional reflection, psychosis, stigma, group therapy, working with teams, and building therapeutic relationships

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

I am particularly interested in psychosis over the life-course, the role of stigma and discrimination within mental health, suicide and risk, qualitative research methodologies, and the application of psychological therapy in community and inpatient settings.

Clinical work includes individual, family and group therapy, leadership in trust CQUIN activity in psychosis, and inpatient team facilitation. Recent projects have included involvement in the national Time to Change and Listening into Action campaigns which focus on service-user and public engagement and respect. 

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Selected Peer Reviewed Publications & Commissioned Reports

Waite, F., Knight, M. T. D., & Lee, D. (2015). Self-compassion and self-criticism in recovery in psychosis: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71, 12, 1201-1217.

Heriot-Maitland, C., Knight, M. T. D., & Peters, E. R. (2011). A qualitative comparison of psychotic-like phenomena in clinical and non-clinical populations. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 1, 37-53.

Rose, D., Knight, M., Fleischmann, P., Thornicroft, G., Sidhu, R., Kassam, A., Bhugra, D., & Pinfold, V. (2007). Scoping study: Public and media perceptions of risk to general public posed by individuals with mental ill health. Commissioned by the Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) for the Department of Health, UK.

Knight, M. T. D., Wykes, T., & Hayward, P. (2006). Group treatment of perceived stigma and self-esteem in schizophrenia: A waiting list trial of efficacy. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 305-318.

Knight, M. T. D., & Moloney, M. (2005). Anonymity or visibility? An investigation of stigma and Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) services using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Journal of Mental Health, 14, 5, 499-512.

Knight, M. T. D., Wykes, T., & Hayward, P. (2003). ‘People don’t understand’: An investigation of stigma in schizophrenia using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Journal of Mental Health, 12, 3, 209-222.

Selected Conference Presentations & Workshops

Knight, M. T. D., & Mir, N (2016). Overcoming Stigma: Working with dignity and respect. Workshop presented at the Equality Champions Conference, Berkshire, England, October 13th.

Knight, M. T. D., & Mir, N (2013). Understanding Stigma: How can we change? Workshop presented at the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies in Psychosis Conference, Berkshire, England, November 14th.

Waite, F., Knight, M. T. D., & Lee, D. (2013). Self-compassion and self-criticism in recovery in psychosis: An IPA study. Poster presented at the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies in Psychosis Conference, Berkshire, England, November 14th.

Knight, M. T. D., and Wilson, P. (2010). Challenging Stigma. Keynote Lecture presented at Positive Experiences: BHFT 4th Annual Acute Care Conference, June 11th.

Knight, M. T. D., Wykes, T., and Hayward, P. (2009). Addressing stigma and low self-esteem: The relevance of qualitative research in the design of group CBT for people with psychosis. Paper presented at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Annual Conference, Symposium on Group CBT for Psychosis: Lessons learnt from Qualitative Analyses, Exeter, England, July 17th.

Knight, M. T. D., and Newton, E. (2009). Stigma and first-episode psychosis: The impact on service-users and carers, and the role of Early Intervention Services. Poster presented at The Fourth International Stigma Conference, 22nd January.

Knight, M. T. D., Wykes, T., and Hayward, P. (2003). Sticks and stones: Schizophrenia, labelling, and social exclusion. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Bournemouth, England, March 15th.

Knight, M. T. D., Wykes, T., and Hayward, P. (2002). Schizophrenia: The Role of Stigmatisation in Lowered Self-Esteem. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, San Francisco, USA, September 26th.

Knight, M. T. D., Wykes, T., and Hayward, P. (2002). ‘My Illness’ - Does Psychiatric Diagnosis lead to Social Exclusion? Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Conference, London, England, July 3rd.

Knight, M. T. D., Wykes, T., & Hayward, P. (2001). Stigmatisation in Schizophrenia: Identification and Intervention (SISII). Poster presented at the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research, Whistler, Canada, April 28th – May 2nd.