Dr Matthew Lariviere is a UKRI Innovation Fellow at the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities at The University of Sheffield. He is a social anthropologist and gerontologist interested in two primary research areas: (1) cross-cultural understandings and experiences of ageing and care, and (2) the challenges and opportunities for technologies to support older adults, families, communities and the care workforce.
In 2018, he completed his PhD in Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia. His doctoral study was an ethnography of people with dementia and their carers using assistive technologies and telecare at home, as participants in the NIHR-funded trial, Assistive Technology and Telecare to maintain Independent Living At home for people with dementia (ATTILA).
For his current UKRI Innovation Fellowship (2018-2021), he examines challenges, benefits and possibilities for businesses and organisations designing, producing and providing emergent technologies to support ageing in place in the UK. In 2020, the N8 Research Partnership recognised Matthew as a New Research Pioneer for this research on digital care.
Matthew is the Chair and European Union representative in the European Commission-funded IDIH Global Expert Group on Inclusive Living, a digital health transformation forum to enhance healthy ageing in the US, Canada, South Korea, Japan, China and the EU.
Matthew is the Co-Convenor (with Barbara Pieta, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology) of the Age and Generations Network (AGENET) of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.
Since 2019, Matthew has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the British Society of the Gerontology and is the current Chair of its Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA), a network for early career scholars and practitioners interested in ageing.
Matthew regularly reviews for Quality in Ageing and Older Adults and Journal of Medical Internet Research. In 2020, he was appointed the Reviews Editor of the International Journal of Care and Caring.
Deeply committed to interdisciplinary and non-academic engagement, he has delivered public engagement workshops, exhibitions, and policy/practice knowledge exchange events in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America.