THE ESSENCE PROJECT

Who’s Who

Professor Martin Knapp (Project Lead)​

Professor of Social Policy, Director of PSSRU LSE and NIHR SSCR Director

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

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow and NIHR SSCR 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


Annette Bauer

Research Fellow and NIHR SSCR 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


Dr José-Luis Fernández

Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Deputy Director of PSSRU LSE and NIHR SSCR Fellow

Jose-Luis is a health and social care economist, specialising in ageing-related policies, the interaction between health and social care, and the economic evaluation of health and social care services and systems. He has advised bodies such as the English Department of Health, the UK Treasury and the World Health Organisation.

Email: j.fernandez@lse.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7955 6160

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


Danielle Guy​

Research Assistant and NIHR SSCR Fellow

Email: d.guy@lse.ac.uk


Project advisory group

 

  • Professor Jennifer Beecham
    Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent
  • Aleksandra Blawat
    Public Health England
  • Dr Sarah Carr
    Department of Mental Health Policy at University of Birmingham
  • Dr Mike Clark
    NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR)
  • Margaret Dangoor
    Personal Social Services Research Unit at the LSE
  • Jennifer Francis
    National Guideline Alliance (NGA) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Professor Chris Hatton
    Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University
  • Dr Aija Kettunen
    Research Centre for Social Economics, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Professor Jill Manthorpe
    Social Care Workforce Research Unit, Kings College London
  • Helen Weatherly
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York

NIHR School for
Social Care Research