Honorary Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Dr. Craig Knight is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Exeter as well as Director of Identity Realization. HK has strong research connections to blue chip industry and – through Exeter – other universities. Craig’s focus is on evidence based organizational solutions that directly benefits the business, its employees and the bottom line. The use of Knight’s methodology has seen increases in well-being of up to 40%, productivity of up to 32% and effective intelligence of up to 19%.

Craig is a Chartered Psychologist and a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Craig has operated at Director and Managing Director levels across business design and consultancy sectors.

Studies by Knight and colleagues consistently show how business leaders whose behaviour is congruent with ― and sympathetic to ― their colleagues can significantly improve well-being and productivity compared to the most widely promulgated leadership methods. Data suggest that the most important factors in a successful working environment are:

• a willingness by leaders to fully engage with employee input into business processes
• the development of open decision making
• developing trust

Building this new dialogue between psychology, leadership and staff has been at the heart of television documentaries, academic discussion and media debate. Haddleton Knight harness academic principles to challenge existing leadership and management practices. The effects are positive, dramatic and long lasting.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of Haddleton Knight, University of Exeter

Honours

Chartered Psychologist; Member of the Health Care and Professions Council