Professor Martin Knapp
Director and Professor of Social Policy; Director, NIHR School for Social Care Research
London School of Economics and Political Science
Telephone: 020 7955 6225 (LSE) and 020 7848 0174 (CEMH)
Martin Knapp is an academic researcher working in the areas of health and social care policy and practice. He has appointments at two universities: the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and King’s College London (KCL).
At LSE, he has been Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit since 1996. He has also been Co-Director of LSE Health and Social Care since this over-arching centre was set up in 2000.
At King’s, he is Professor of Health Economics, based in the Centre for the Economics of Mental and Physical Health, which he established in 1993.
In 2009, Martin was invited by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR, part of the Department of Health) in England to set up and direct the School for Social Care Research.
Martin’s research in recent years has mainly been in the areas of mental health, dementia, autism and long-term care. Most of this work has had a particular focus on economic issues. He has authored or edited 16 books, more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and many book chapters and reports. His work has fed through to have an impact on policy and practice discussions in the mental health and long-term care areas, both in the UK and elsewhere.List of all Martin Knapp's publications.