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Professor Martin Knapp

Professor Martin Knapp CBE is Director of NIHR's Research Programme for Social Care. He is also Director of NIHR's School for Social Care Research, a role he took up in 2009. He was in the first cohort of NIHR Senior Investigators appointed in 2008.

Martin is Professor of Health and Social Care Policy in the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Professorial Research Fellow in the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, also at LSE.

Martin has worked for many years in the fields of health and social care research. His current research emphases are primarily social care for adults, dementia, child and adult mental health, and neurodevelopmental conditions. Much of his work uses economic arguments and evidence to inform policy discussion and practice development. He collaborates regularly with community organisations, service providers and public sector commissioners.

Martin was awarded a CBE in 2022 for services to social care research.