Lee Knifton

Head of Mental Health Foundation Scotland

Lee Knifton is Head of The Mental Health Foundation for Scotland where he leads the policy, research, programmes and external relations teams. He is responsible for developing the strategic role of the Foundation in Scotland whilst overseeing the operational delivery of our programmes.

Lee spent four years as the Associate Head of The Foundation and prior to this he has considerable experience working in the NHS, University and Third Sector in mental health, addictions, prisons and justice fields. More broadly Lee has been involved in leading local and international health policy initiatives and is currently collaborating with the World Health Organisation, New York and Yale Universities on health equity.

He Co-Directs The Centre for Health Policy, within Strathclyde University International Public Policy Institute; is Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Mental Health; and Co-Editor of the book Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives.

Contact: lknifton@mentalhealth.org.uk