Director for NIHR School for Social Care Research

Professor Martin Knapp

Martin Knapp is Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research. He is a researcher in the areas of health and social care policy and practice and has been Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) since 1996. 

Until early 2014 he was also Professor of Health Economics at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, having established the Centre for the Economics of Mental Health there in 1993.

Martin’s research emphases in recent years have primarily been child and adult mental health, dementia, autism and long-term social care, with much of his work having and economic focus. 

He has published his research widely, including in more than 450 peer-review articles and 15 books. His work has fed through to have a number of impacts on policy and practice discussions in the mental health and long-term care areas, both in the UK and elsewhere.