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.