Professor Martin Knapp

Professor Martin Knapp

Professorial Fellow, CPEC (since 2019)

Department of Health Policy

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Key Expertise
community care policy, dementia

About me

Martin Knapp is Professor in Health and Care Policy and Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) 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 research

Professor Knapp has been working for many years in the fields of long-term care, social care, and mental health policy and practice. 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 and practice implications. He has published almost 600 peer-review journal papers and 15 books. His work has had numerous impacts on policy and practice in these areas.




BA (Econs) Economics and Pure Mathematics, University of Sheffield
MSc Econometrics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
PhD Social Policy, University of Kent
Fellowship (Honorary Doctorate), King’s College London


LSE Affiliations

Director, PSSRU (since 1996)
Director, NIHR School for Social Care Research (since 2009)
Associate, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, Department of Social Policy
Associate, Centre for Economic Policy, Department of Economics
Member, Adult Social Care Policy Research Unit (from 2019)

External affiliations

Economics of Health Systems and Interface with Social Care Policy Research Unit (York, LSE) (since 2001)
Policy Innovation and Evaluation Policy Research Unit (LSHTM, LSE, Imperial) (since 2001)
Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (Manchester, Newcastle, LSE) (from 2019)
Visiting Fellow, Singapore Civil Service College (since 2017)


Other professional activities

Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences (since 2002)
Senior Investigator Emeritus, National Institute for Health Research

*Professor Knapp does not have fixed office hours but will always respond promptly to email requests for meetings.

Expertise Details

community care policy; dementia; health economics; health policy; long-term care; mental health economics; social services; social care