ASCRU Management Group

Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez - Director (LSE) Jose-Luis is a health and social care economist specialising in ageing-related policies, the analysis of health and social care funding systems, service productivities, the interaction between health and social care, and the economic evaluation of health and social care services. In addition to directing ASCRU, he directs the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE and the International Long-term care Policy Network and is assistant director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Economics of Social and Health Care (ESCHCRUII). He has contributed to key health and social care evaluations.

Professor Julien Forder - Deputy Director (Kent) Julien is Professor of the Economics of Social Policy and became Head of School, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research in February 2017. He is also Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent. His research has mainly been in the field of care services and health care, generally taking an economic perspective, and has contributed to policy development in care and health.

Dr Stephen Allan (Kent) Stephen is a social and health care economist with a particular interest in the English care homes market for older people. Stephen’s recent research includes: analysing the impact of competition and its effects on price, quality and closure; explaining care home fees and differences between private and public payers; analysing the impact of funding reforms on the care homes market; and examining the impact of staffing on care home quality.

Professor Karen Jones (Kent) Karen is Director (Fixed Term) and Senior Research Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent. Karen's research interests include costing methodologies, quality and outcomes in health and social care and economic evaluations.

Dr Juliette Malley (LSE) Juliette is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. Her research interests include the measurement of outcomes and quality in long-term care, performance and quality of long-term care systems, regulation of long-term care and financing of long-term care systems.

Raphael Wittenberg (LSE) Raphael is Associate Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE and Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation (CHSEO) at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on financing long-term care, care for older people, projection modelling, and costs and outcomes for dementia.

Anji Mehta - Manager (LSE) Anji is Centre Manager for the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE, and Finance and Impact Manager for the NIHR School for Social Care Research. She manages administration for ASCRU.