The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom

The London School of Economics and Political Science is a specialist university with research and teaching spanning from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, communication, accounting and finance. In 2008 LSE’s outstanding success in the Research Assessment Exercise confirmed it as a world leading research university. The School had the highest percentage of world leading research in its fields of any university in the UK, topping or coming close to the top of a number of rankings of research excellence.

PSSRU (Personal Social Services Research Unit), located within the Department of Social Policy at the LSE, has established a reputation for depth, breadth and excellence in British social science, with a long history of policy impact. PSSRU promotes and draws upon the multidisciplinary expertise of 40 staff members, 25 associated academics and a large number of postgraduate students.

LSE Enterprise was established to enable and facilitate commercial application of its expertise and intellectual resources. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the LSE, the company offers a professional interface with the academic community via services such as Executive Education and Consultancy – its two main activities. LSE Enterprise has a proven track record of working with members of the School to deliver successful outcomes to clients, ranging from smallscale

individual consultancy assignments to complex major projects involving large interdisciplinary teams. It has considerable experience of providing advice, research and consultancy services to different clients.


Martin Knapp, PhD.
Martin Knapp, PhD.Director of Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), London School of Economics, Director of NIHR School for Social Care Research and Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics.
Years of experience: 38

Martin Knapp, PhD.

  • 1980 – PhD in Social Policy, University of Kent
  • 1975 – MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, LSE
  • 1973 – BA in Economics and Pure Mathematics
Current Employment
  • Professor of Social Policy and Director, Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Director, NIHR School for Social Care Research
Past Employment
  • 1993 to 2014 – Professor of Health Economics and Director, Centre for the Economics of Mental Health (CEMH), Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  • 1990 to 1995 – Professor of the Economics of Social Care, University of Kent
  • 1975 to 1989 – Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Reader, Deputy Director, PSSRU Lecturer in Economics
  • Experience in the management of European Projects and EU funding (PROGRESS, LLL projects, FP7), advocacy, policy development, capacity buildings and events.