Dr. Charles Knight

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Current positions

Associate Dean Academic (Student Experience)

I am an academic leader and management consultant with a proven track record of delivery in the areas of learning and teaching and enterprise. I undertake consultancy and research into the digital economy with an emphasis on how organisations and individuals can and will adapt to disruption to existing business models and ways of working. I am involved in the Chartered Associate of Business Schools (CABS) Associate Deans Network. I have worked extensively with a range of Universities at the strategic level to develop and rationale their portfolios.

Previously to working at SBS, I was a director of the ERDF funded Productivity and Innovation Centre at Edge Hill University and a part of the leadership team in Edge Hill University Business School.  Over the last ten years, I have been involved in both 'pure' research projects and commercially funded work on a consultancy basis. My interest in this type of work began when I did doctoral research exploring how front-line police officers were making use of mobile technologies.

Areas of research

Digital Economy

Areas of supervision

Digital Economy, Cyrptocurrency, FinTech


Research Interests

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD (Leeds)
  • MSc Information Systems
  • PGCE Business & Economic Education
  • BSC (Hons) Business Enterprise
  • Fellow of HEA
  • Chartered Business Management Educator