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. He is currently leading the UKRI project Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries, STRiDE www.stride-dementia.org, to understand impacts of dementia in various cultural, social and economic contexts in order to support development, financing, planning, implementation and evaluation of national dementia plans in low- and middle-income countries.
In their debut Mental Elf blog, Martin Knapp and Gloria Wong summarise a systematic review of cost-of-illness studies, which explores the distribution of the costs between different mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions.[read the full story...]
Are you sitting comfortably by the fire, with a glass of sherry (or preferred beverage) and a mince pie? Good! Because Professor Martin Knapp is about to tell the story of the Social Care Elf Nativity.[read the full story...]