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Martin Knapp.

Martin Knapp


Expertise: health economics, social services/social care, long-term care, health policy, community care policy, mental health economics

020 7955 6225


Professor Martin Knapp is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has also been Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research since 2009.

Current areas of research include:

  • Martinís research activities are primarily in mental health, long-term care and social care fields, focusing particularly on policy analysis and economic aspects of practice. He has been an advisor to many government departments and other bodies in the UK and elsewhere, and to international bodies such as the European Commission and World Health Organization.
  • His current research emphases are primarily dementia, child and adult mental health, autism and long-term social care; much of his work has an economic focus, and in all of it he seeks to tease out the policy implications. He has published almost 500 peer-review journal papers and 15 books. His work has had numerous impacts on policy and practice in these areas. He is a member of the World Dementia Council.