Matthew joined the University of Sheffield in January 2018 as an ESRC-funded Innovation Fellow linked with the ESRC Large Grant programme, “Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems”.

Matthew is a social anthropologist and gerontologist interested in cross-cultural understandings and experiences of ageing and memory (loss) particularly as they intersect with care practices involving health/care technologies.

He was attracted to the Sustainable Care Programme’s focus on contributing theoretically-informed and rigorous empirical research on care and wellbeing to help address the needs of policy makers, industry, and other relevant stakeholders. This focus resonated with his own values of public and stakeholder engagement – an increasingly instrumental practice for generating research impact outside of the academy.

As an Innovation Fellow, Matthew’s research will examine challenges, benefits and possibilities for businesses and organisations designing and producing new technologies to support ageing in place. He will work closely with industry and non-academic partners to help them identify their needs and future potential.

Matthew Lariviere

Research and Publications

Accelerating implementation and uptake of new technologies to support ageing in place
Key Facts
The Role of Technology in Making Care Arrangements Sustainable (Sustainable Care Policy Perspective 2018)

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