About the Speaker

Prof. Martin Knapp

London School of Economics, UK

Martin Knapp is Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), based in the Department of Health Policy. He is also Professorial Research Fellow in the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. Martin’s 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 practice development. He collaborates regularly with community organisations, service providers and public sector commissioners.  

Since 2023, Martin has been Programme Director for the Research Programme for Social Care, part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in England. For 15 years, he was also Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research. Martin was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2022 for services to social care research. 


Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of a Collaborative Stepped-care Model for Late-life Mental Health – JC JoyAge