Esther Knight

Honorary (Visiting) Research Fellow

Justice, Security and Sustainability

I have over 20 years experience working with EU and UK external funding in the North West and West Midlands. Most recently I ran the region wide EU Connects service, with the aim of increasing the quantity and quality of EU funding bids going forward from the region.

I have recently completed a Master's Degree in Coaching and Mentoring Practice.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Economics
  • CPD Certificate in Performance Coaching, level 7
  • MA Coaching and Mentoring Practice, Merit
  • ILM Coaching and Mentoring (on-going)


  • EU Funding, UK regeneration funding, project development and delivery
  • One to one coaching to achieve personal change

Research interests

  • Managing individual and organisational change
  • EU policy, external funding, project management
  • Public policy, public finance and taxation
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021