Meet the team

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Derek King

Derek King

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)

Derek’s areas of expertise are mental health policy and economics, the demand and financing of long term care and cost-effectiveness analysis. He has previously worked in the areas of private medical insurance, priority setting in health care, pharmaceutical policy and development of quality of life instruments.

Derek has completed work looking at the intensity of unpaid care provision and its impact on employment. He is currently involved in a number of cost and cost-effectiveness studies of health and social care interventions.

Edward Stubbs

Edmund Stubbs

Research Officer in Social Care

Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)

Ed joined CPEC as a Research Officer in 2021 and is working across multiple projects within the Centre.

Ed completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield and his MSc in Health Population & Society at LSE. After his studies Ed worked as a Healthcare Researcher at Civitas think tank in Westminster, researching health system financing and structure and doing cross country comparisons with other European countries.

Ed then trained to be a teacher and completed five years working as a secondary and sixth form science teacher and then as 2ic/KS3 coordinator in his department. During this time Ed was involved in a project producing school resources on COVID-19 vaccine safety in collaboration with Queen Mary University, LSHTM’s vaccine confidence project and the Stephen Hawking Foundation. Ed was also involved in climate advocacy, working with the National Education Union to put together a blueprint for other school to use in declaring a climate emergency and organising conferences on climate change for teachers.

Martin Knapp

Martin Knapp

Professorial Research Fellow; Director, NIHR SSCR; Professor, Department of Health Policy

Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)

Martin is Professor of Health and Social Care Policy in the Department of Health Policy, and Professorial Research Fellow in CPEC. He has also been Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research since 2009.

His current research emphases are primarily dementia, child and adult mental health, social care (long-term care) and autism. Much of his work has an economic focus, and in all of it he explores and aims to tease out policy and practice implications. He has published widely in these fields. His work has had numerous impacts on policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally.

Martin was awarded a CBE in 2022.

Raphael Wittenburg

Raphael Wittenberg

Deputy Director and Associate Professorial Research Fellow

Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)

Raphael is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director of CPEC at LSE and Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation (CHSEO) at the University of Oxford.

At CPEC, he leads a programme of research on financing long-term care, which aims to make projections of demand for long-term care and associated expenditure up to 2041. He also leads research on provision of unpaid care and attitudes to caring, leads modelling work for studies of dementia care, and contributes to studies of personalisation, social care workforce, innovation in social care, and other topics.

At CHSEO, he leads research on multi-morbidity and its costs, trends in emergency hospital admissions in England, and costs of screening for diabetic retinopathy in India. He was for many years a Senior Economist at the Department of Health and Social Care, where he led a team of DHSC analysts providing analysis on social services and mental health services.

Shari Jadoolal

Shari Jadoolal

Research Assistant

Care Policy & Evaluation Centre (CPEC)

Shari is a research assistant within CPEC and joined in 2021. She is working across multiple projects within the centre. Her current research has an economic focus and examines social care (long term care), autism and mental health.

Shari completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Health Policy at the University of Toronto and her MSc in Global Health Policy at LSE.

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