Martin Knapp is Professor of Social Policy, Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit and Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He also holds the position of Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Centre for the Economics of Mental Health at King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry.
In addition he is an Honorary Professor at universities in Hong Kong and the Czech Republic. Martin's research activities are primarily in the mental health, long-term care and social care fields, focusing particularly on policy analysis and economic aspects of practice.
He has been an advisor to many government departments and other bodies in the UK and elsewhere, and to international bodies such as the European Commission and World Health Organization. His publications include about 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, about 140 book chapters, 15 books, 4 edited books, and numerous monographs.
Professor Knapp was recently awarded one of the first 100 Senior Investigator Awards from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).