School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


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Mr Gavin Knight

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons). MSc. PGCLTHE, CSci. FIBMS, FHEA.
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer
  • Address: St Michael's Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2121
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  • Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I am a Principal Lecturer in Haematology and Course Leader for the IBMS accredited BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme. My area of specialist academic interest focuses on the haematological malignancies and the molecular mechanisms underpinning their behaviour. Pedagogically I am interested in student-centred learning approaches in Higher Education and I am currently conducting research in this area. I also have a professional interest in technology enhanced learning. Previously I led the MSc Biomedical Science programme and was Deputy Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science. I am co-author of the popular Oxford University Press textbook Fundamentals of Biomedical Science: Haematology and have authored chapters in the companion Structure and Function text. I am an experienced external examiner and am actively involved in quality processes within the university. I am a member of the IBMS Haematology Advisory Panel and an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and I am a chartered scientist.

Teaching Responsibilities

Unit coordinator for:

Level 4:
Case Discussions in Biomedical Science
Pathological Sciences 1

Level 5:
Pathological Sciences 2

Level 6:
Blood Sciences
Pathological Sciences 3

Also teach on:

Level 4:
Graduate Skills and Careers
Laboratory Skills

Level 5:
Applied Human Physiology
Healthcare Science in Practice
Respiratory, Renal and Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Research methods
Scientific Basis of Disease

Level 6:
Genetic Basis of Disease
Integrated Pathology

Academic roles:

Course Leader BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science;
Member of the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee;
Faculty of Science representative on the University Learning and Teaching Committee;
APEX assessor;
Chair of the Faculty of Science Technology Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group;
Chair of the Biomedical Science Unit Assessment Board;
Chair of the Biomedical Science Board of Studies;
Chair of the Biomedical Science Student Staff Consultative Committee;
Personal Tutor;
Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Haematology Advisory Panel;


I am currently conducting research into the effects of student-centred learning approaches on educational performance and student perception in Biomedical Science. I am also interested in the effects of technology on learning in the Higher Education setting.


Research profile

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