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[Photo: Martin KNAPP] Professor Martin KNAPP
Associate - Wellbeing
Tel:  020 7955 6225
Email: m.knapp@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE  COW.4.03

Personal WebSite WWW

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


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:

Martin’s 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.

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • CEP Mental Health Policy Group - Member

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Psychological Therapy David Clark, Martin Knapp, Richard Layard and Guy Mayraz
October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0829:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: H5; I1

Tags: depression; anxiety; cost-benefit analysis; cognitive behavioural therapy; psychological therapists

This paper has been published as:
National Institute Economic Review No.202 October 2007