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Ethan Knight

Ethan Knight

MRes, BSc

Research Assistant

  • RA Representative for the EMCR group

Research Assistant

Ethan Knight is a research assistant in the Sustainable Healthy Food Group currently working on research investigating the effect of energy labelling on alcohol consumption in the UK. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Master of Research in Neuroscience from Newcastle University, where he also worked as a research assistant in acute alcohol intoxication research. 

He has a history of research experience in both clinical psychology and behavioural neuroscience, completing the projects: 

"The effects of right-hand contractions versus acute alcohol intoxication on asymmetrical frontal cortical activity" - MRes dissertation, under Dr Zachary Petzel at Newcaslte University. 

"The relationship between catastrophizing and confidence in pain self-management in individuals with chronic pain." -  BSc dissertation, under Dr Christine Penlington at Newcastle University.

His general research interests are in substance abuse disorders, psychiatric epidemiology and the study and treatment of compulsive behaviours, with methodological interests in behavioural neuroscience,  acute-intoxication and population modelling. 

Research Groups


Master of Research in Neuroscience

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Current Role

Research Assistant for the Alcohol Calorie Labelling project under Primary Investigator Dr Rachel Pechey.