Dr Dani Knight

RD BSc (Hons) GradCert PhD FHEA

Lecturer in Nutrition

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


Dani joined OBU in 2022 as a part-time Lecturer in Nutrition, whilst finishing her pedagogically focused PhD in Biochemical Education. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and was recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2020. Dani is passionate about facilitating high quality student education across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

Dani is the Module Leader for NUTR4007: Academic and Research Literacy Skills, and additionally teaches on NUTR5007: Lifespan Nutrition, and NUTR6008: Nutrtion Research Project.



Dani's previous work focused on defining the capabilities underpinning the biochemical sciences. This work forms the Biochemical Literacy Framework, aiming to support pedagogically rigorous undergraduate programmes in the UK and beyond. 

At OBU, Dani aims to refocus on the Nutritional Sciences focusing on the effects of specific and programmatic interventions on the student experience, confidence, and skills-based learning.

Centres and institutes

Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

British Dietetic Association