Professor Martin Knapp

Professor Martin Knapp

Professor of Health and Social Care Policy, Professorial Research Fellow (CPEC)

Department of Health Policy

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Key Expertise
Social care policy and practice, mental health economics and policy, autism

About me

Martin Knapp is Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), based in the Health Policy Department. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow in the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC; formerly PSSRU) at the LSE. Since 2009, Martin has been Director of the School for Social Care Research, part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in England. His main research interests are in the areas of social care, child and adult mental health, dementia and autism. Much of his work uses economic arguments and evidence to inform policy discussion and influence practice development. His research has wide-ranging impacts on policy and practice in a number of fields.


HP432 Mental Health Policy


Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (Manchester, Newcastle, LSE) (from 2019)
Visiting Fellow, Singapore Civil Service College (since 2017)
Visiting Research Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

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

Expertise Details

policy analysis; cost-effectiveness analysis; research leadership; long-term care; social services and care

My research