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How to contact us


Cowdray House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Administrator: Anji Mehta
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6238
E-mail: pssru@lse.ac.uk

Director: Prof. Martin Knapp
+44 (0)20 7955 6225


Deputy Director: Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez
+44 (0)207 955 6160





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Martin Knapp
 PSSRU employs 50-60 staff, including associates and PhD students working as research assistants, all looking at topics related to social care and the costs involved. Find out who's who in PSSRU.
Research Activities
The PSSRU carries out policy analysis, research and consultancy in the UK and abroad. Current research programmes focus on needs, resources and outcomes in social care.
PSSRU outputs

The PSSRU publishes an annual Bulletin, a number of research summaries each year, and a large number of papers, monographs and books. There are also a number of presentations.

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The Personal Social Services Research Unit was established in 1974 at the University of Kent. The LSE branch of PSSRU was opened in 1996. To learn more about our work and achievements, please take a look at the PSSRU LSE Leaflet (PDF)

Please note that links to staff pages lead to an external site.