Dr Knott was awarded her PhD in Psychology from Lancaster University in 2007. Her PhD research investigated the recollective experience of remembering and false memory production.
Subsequent to her PhD, Dr Knott worked as a post-doctoral research associate for Dr Steve Dewhurst and Professor Mark Howe (City University London) investigating false memory development in children. In 2010 she was awarded an ESRC grant to investigate the role of retrieval processes in false recognition.
She took up a lectureship in the Department of Psychology at City University London in April 2013.