THE ESSENCE PROJECT

Who’s Who

Professor Martin Knapp (Project Lead)​

LSE CPEC
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
Director of the School for Social Care Research

Martin’s current research emphases are primarily dementia, child and adult mental health, autism and long-term social care; much of his work has an economic focus, and in all of it he seeks to tease out the policy implications. He has published almost 500 peer-review journal papers and 15 books. His work has had numerous impacts on policy and practice in these areas.

Email: m.knapp@lse.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7955 6225

Full profile: www.lse.ac.uk/pssru/people/staff/Knapp


Dr Michela Tinelli

LSE CPEC
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

Michela’s research is primarily concerned with the socioeconomic burden of chronic diseases, and the development (and investigation of the benefits of) person centred approaches in social and health care. With her work she develops and applies cost and outcome performance measurements and long-term monitoring system to support person centred care and inform policy and practice decision-making across settings.

Email: m.tinelli@lse.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7955 6225

Full profile: www.lse.ac.uk/pssru/people/staff/tinelli


Ms Annette Bauer

LSE CPEC
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

Annette is an economist who has been involved in carrying out economic evaluations to support the development of NICE guidelines for social care. Her work includes reviewing and appraising economic evidence and generating new cost-effectiveness evidence (through modelling). ​

Email: a.bauer@lse.ac.uk

Full profile: www.lse.ac.uk/pssru/people/staff/bauer


Mr Ben Schlaepfer

LSE CPEC
Web Development, E-learning and User Experience Specialist

Ben builds and supports clinical research websites for LSE and NIHR with a focus on social care, dementia, mental health and early career research. ​


Dr Helen Weatherly

Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Reader

Helen is a health and care economist. Her research focuses on the economic evaluation of social care and public health interventions.

Full profile: www.york.ac.uk/che/staff/research/helen-weatherly/


Project advisory group

  • Aleksandra Blawat
    Senior Analyst at HMT & No10 Health and Social Care Taskforce
    (previously Public Health England)
  • Tristan Brice
    Programme Manager at LondonADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in London)
  • Dr Mike Clark
    Associate Professorial Research Fellow and Research Programme Manager, NIHR SSCR
    Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)
  • Margaret Dangoor
    Research Involvement Manager, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)
  • Dr Leanne Dew
    Principal Research Analyst
    Research Programmes Branch – Health and Care Section
    Science, Research and Evidence Directorate
  • Dr Matt Franklin
    Senior Research Fellow, Health Economist. The University of Sheffield.
    Director of the MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling (HEDM).
    Knowledge Exchange (KE) HEDS section lead.
    Member of the ScHARR Outcomes group.
    Health Economics, Evaluation and Equality (HEEE) theme,
    NIHR ARC Yorkshire and Humber.
  • Professor Chris Hatton
    Department of Social Care and Social Work
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    (previously Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University)
  • Nina Hemmings
    Researcher in Health Policy
  • Clare Humble
    Insights Manager at Newcastle City Council
  • Dr Elizabeth Lemmon
    Research Fellow within the Health Economics Group of the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit
  • Dr Nicole Steils
    Research Associate at the NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit (HSCWRU), Kings College London
  • Dr Lisa Trigg
    Assistant Director, Research, Data and Intelligence at Social Care Wales
  • Professor Sue Ziebland
    Professor of Medical Sociology and Co-Director (with Professor Catherine Pope) of the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group (MS&HERG), in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
    Programme Director for NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme

NIHR School for
Social Care Research