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Jose-Luis Fernandez

Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science

Jose-Luis Fernandez

José Luis is Director and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Adult Social Care (ASCRU).

A health and social care economist, José Luis specialises in ageing-related policies, the interaction between health and social care, and the economic evaluation of health and social care systems and services. He has been involved in several high-profile reviews of the social care funding system in England, as well as acting as specialist adviser to the House of Commons Health Select Committee’s Inquiry on social care.

In 2010, he co-founded the International Long-term care Policy Network (ILPN), which links academics and policy makers on the analysis of long-term care. He has also advised bodies such as the English Department of Health and Social Care, the UK Treasury, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Health Organization.


Countries France; Germany; Spain; UK;
Topics Care economy; Care innovations; Care integration/ coordination; Community-based LTC; Data catalogues; Economics of LTC; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; Governance and LTC systems organisation; Healthcare access in LTC; Information and data systems in LTC; Local care ecosystems; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; LTC Workforce; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Prevention and rehabilitation and LTC; Quality and accreditation for LTC services; Technology and LTC; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Comparative policy analysis; Data science and LTC research; Economic evaluation; Knowledge-exchange; Mixed methods; Policy analysis; Quantitative data analysis; Quasi-experimental methods; Simulation models; Surveys; Theory of Change; Trials and other evaluations;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Care home markets and regulation; Data Science; Long-Term Care in Spain; Quasi-experimental methods;
Research interests

Long-Term Care Economics; Funding Systems; Care Integration; Ageing Policies; Simulation Modelling; Consumer-Directed Care; Analysis of Administrative Data for Evaluation