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Reader in Health Sciences, University of York

Peter Knapp is a highly experienced academic, having worked in Higher Education since 1993 the University of Leeds and, since 2011, at the University of York and the Hull York Medical School.

Peter's main research interests and activity are in patient engagement with healthcare and information for patients, focused on information to support patient decision-making and behaviour.

He has co-authored more than 110 peer-reviewed articles, generating almost 7,000 citations. Overall his work has a Hirsch (h) index of 44.

In 2015 he received a University of York Vice-Chancellor's award for 'Excellence in Teaching'.


  • 2019–present
    Reader in Health Sciences, University of York
  • 2011–2019
    Senior Lecturer in Evidence-based Decision Making , University of York


  • 1994 
    University of Leeds, PhD Psychology
  • 1990 
    University of Leeds, BA (hons) Psychology & Sociology
  • 1986 
    Sussex Downs School of Nursing, RGN