Dr Monja Knoll

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology


I joined the Clinical Psychology department in January 2018. Before  that, I had been working as a lecturer and senior lecturer at several universities for more than a decade (Portsmouth University, University of the West of Scotland, Manchester Metropolitation University).  I predominately teach on the MSC Mental Health in Children and Young People. For instance,  I am the unit co-ordinator for the unit Applied Developmental Psycopathology (campus + ODL), and I also provide teaching support for the unit  Research Methods in Applied Psychology. I supervise MSc students across our different programmes, PhD students and also students on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. 

My research interests are quite ecclectic.  I am interested emotional and linguistic development across a wide range of lifespan stages, particularly in populations in which emotional and linguistic development may be vulnerable to negative factors. Currently I am working on projects with young looked after and accomodated children. 

I have previously investigated emotional acoustic properties of the voice, and how these features may affect social interactions within an emotional intelligence framework. More recently, I have also become interested in human-animal interactions, and how these interactions shape emotional and social development in children and adults. 



PhD in Psychology from the University of Portsmouth (2005 - 2008)

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Distinction - 2004 - 2005)

BSc Psychology (First class degree - 2001 - 2004)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Clinical Psychology representative for the School of Health in Social Sciences Marketing and Communication Committee

Convenor for the Clinical Psychology board of studies

Member of the Clinical Psychology PhD selection panel