Margaret Perkins

Research Officer

m.a.perkins@lse.ac.uk
020 7955 6132

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Research Interests

Margaret has a varied background, having originally trained as a social worker, gaining experience in local authority, mental health, paediatric and care management of older people. She also has a number of years' experience in the voluntary sector as a generalist adviser with Citizen's Advice Bureau and the Motor Neurone Disease Association advising families on services and support for those living with MND.

Following an MSc in Social Policy and Planning (LSE), she then became an academic researcher on a project focusing on the needs of carers of those with terminal cancer (UCL/ Royal Free). This was followed by work on a Department of Health funded project on older people and hospital discharge (Institute of Psychiatry/King's College, London).

While in PSSRU, Margaret has worked on projects about Direct Payments, initially on the Direct Payments for Older People (DH funded study), and currently on a collaborative project with colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Direct Payments in Residential Care, She is currently also working on an EU project on developing and evaluating an EU wide tender specification document for mobile technological devices. Other areas of work have been on developing the economic case for community capacity building projects. Margaret's work is largely qualitative, involving service users and carers as well as health and social care professionals.

She is particularly interested in the role of the voluntary sector in developing upstream preventive services and also has interests in how staff in statutory frontline practice interpret and enact policy in their practice.

Margaret Perkins' Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Article

Costs and economic consequences of a help-at-home scheme for older people in England (2017)

Bauer A, Knapp M, Wistow G, Perkins M, King D, Iemmi V

Health and Social Care in the Community 25, 2, 780-789

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Journal Article

Circles of Support and personalization: Exploring the economic case (2016)

Wistow G, Perkins M, Knapp M, Bauer A, Bonin E

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 20, 2, 194-207

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Journal Article

Building community capital in social care: is there an economic case? (2013)

Knapp M, Bauer A, Perkins M, Snell T

Community Development Journal 48, 2, 313-331

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Journal Article

Health and social care costs for young adults with epilepsy in the UK (2010)

Beecham J, Snell T, Perkins M, Knapp M

Health and Social Care in the Community 18, 5, 465-473

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Journal Article

Treatment paths and costs for young adults with acquired brain injury in the United Kingdom (2009)

Beecham J, Perkins M, Snell T, Knapp M

Brain Injury 23, 1, 30-38

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Journal Article

Implementing the reimbursement scheme - views of health and social care staff in six high performing sites (2008)

Baumann M, Evans S, Perkins M, Curtis L, Netten A, Fernández J-L, Huxley P

Research, Policy and Planning 26, 2, 101-112

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Journal Article

Transition pathways for young people with complex disabilities: exploring the economic consequences (2008)

Knapp M, Perkins M, Beecham J, Dhanasiri S, Rustin C, King D

Child: Care, Health and Development 34, 4, 512-520

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Journal Article

Organisation and features of hospital, intermediate care and social services in English sites with low rates of delayed discharge (2007)

Baumann M, Evans S, Perkins M, Curtis L, Netten A, Fernández J-L, Huxley P

Health and Social Care in the Community 15, 4, 295-305

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Books

Book

Schemes Providing Support to People Using Direct Payments: A UK Survey (2007)

Davey V, Snell T, Fernández J-L, Knapp M, Tobin R, Jolly D, Perkins M, Kendall J, Pearson C, Vick N, Swift P, Mercer G, Priestley M

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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Book Sections

Book Section

Transition pathways for young people with complex disabilities: exploring the economic consequences (2006)

Knapp M, Perkins M, Beecham J, Dhanasiri S

DARE Foundation

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Reports

Report

The case for investment in technology to manage the global costs of dementia (2015)

Knapp M, Barlow J, Comas-Herrera A, Damant J, Freddolino P, Hamblin K, Hu B, Lorenz K, Perkins M, Rehill A, Wittenberg R, Woolham J

Policy Innovation Research Unit

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Report

Evaluation of Direct Payments in Residential Care Trailblazers - Interim Report (2015)

Ettelt S, Wittenberg R, Williams L, Perkins M, Lombard D, Damant J, Mays N

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Report

Befriending of older adults (2011)

Bauer A, Knapp M, Perkins M

PSSRU at LSE

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Report

Evaluation of Kent INVOKE POPP Programme (2010)

Windle K, Perkins M, Janssen D, Ellis K, Knapp M, Henderson C

PSSRU, LSE and University of Kent, Canterbury

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Project Outlines

Project Outline

Local Evaluation of the Partnership for Older People Projects in Kent (2008)

Knapp M, Windle K, Perkins M, Henderson C

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Research Summarys

Research Summary

After Transition: Health and Social Care Needs of Young Adults with Long-Term Neurological Conditions (2008)

Beecham J, Snell T, Perkins M, Knapp M

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DP or working papers

DP or working paper

The Economic Case for a Befriending and Practical At-Home Support Scheme for Older People in Shropshire, England (2014)

Bauer A, Knapp M, King D, Wistow G, Perkins M, Iemmi V

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2881, London School of Economics

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DP or working paper

Building community capacity: making an economic case (2010)

Knapp M, Bauer A, Perkins M, Snell T

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2772, London School of Economics

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Posters

Poster

Community capacity (2014)

Mehta A, Knapp M, Bauer A, Perkins M, Snell T

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