Addenbrookes Charitable Trust Clinical Research Fellow
Dan studied medicine at St John’s College Cambridge, graduating from the clinical school in 2014. He undertook academic foundation training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, has completed a Masters in Public Health, a quality improvement fellowship in South Africa and further clinical work and study in palliative care. He is now a GP registrar at Imperial and in October 2021 he commenced a Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowship with PELiCam, funded by Addebrookes Charitable Trust.
Dan’s research fellowship is exploring informal and peer-led bereavement care initiatives and how they interface with primary care. He is interested in how society can better support those who are grieving, and the broader impacts of healthy grieving on community cohesion and development. His fellowship will comprise a systematic literature review and qualitative interview study, with the aim of leading on to future doctoral research.
Knights D, Millington-Sanders C, Bereavement care in general practice: strengthening compassionate bereavement support in practice, BJGP Life, 6th December 2021
Wilcock A, Twycross R, Stark Toller C (eds), Introducing Palliative Care, 6th Edition, Editorial Board Member
Knights D, Knights F, Lawrie I, ‘Upside down solutions: palliative care and COVID-19’, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 2020 Jul 17;bmjspcare-2020-002385, PMID: 32680888
Sethia B & Kumar P (eds), Knights F & Knights D (associate editors), Essentials of Global Health, First Edition, 2018, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-7020-6607-8
Knights D, Knights F, Barclay S, ‘‘Please make comfortable’: prescribing opioids in the wake of Gosport’, British Journal of General Practice. 2018; 68(675):462-463, PMID 30262606
Twycross R & Wilcock A (eds), Introducing Palliative Care, 5th Edition, 2016, palliativedrugs.com: Editorial board member as contributor to chapters: ‘Scope of palliative care’, ‘Spiritual aspects’, ‘Bereavement’ and ‘Symptom Management:
Psychological and Neurological’.
Knights D, ‘In defence of the ‘tick-box approach’: why end-of-life care is no exception’, British Journal of General Practice. 2016 Jun:66(647):290-1, PMID 27231289
Knights D, Wood D, Barclay S, ‘The Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying: what went wrong?’, British Journal of General Practice. 2013 Oct;63(615):509-10 PMID 24152449
Dr Dan Knights MA (Cantab), MBBChir, MPH, PGDip (Pall Care)