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Professor Martin Knapp has been Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research since 2009.
He is Professor of Social Policy and Professorial Research Fellow within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
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.