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Dr Matthew Lariviere is Lecturer in Social Policy in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. Matthew is a social anthropologist whose teaching, research and scholarship examines the sociomateriality of digital technology and AI within futurities of care and ageing. From 2018 – 2021, he held an ESRC Innovation Fellowship in the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities at the University of Sheffield. In 2020, Matthew received a New Research Pioneers Award in recognition for this research on emergent technologies to support ageing in place awarded by the N8 Research Partnership, a consortium of the eight most research-active universities in the North of England.

Deeply committed to interdisciplinary and non-academic engagement, Matthew has presented his work to academics, policy and practice partners, and the public across the UK, Europe, Australia, and North America. He is the Chair and EU representative for IDIH Global's Inclusive Living Expert Group, an international consortium and fora for digital technology and healthy ageing, and a Co-Convenor of the European Association of Social Anthropologists’ Age and Generations Network.

Since January 2020, Matthew has been the Reviews Editor for the International Journal of Care and Caring. He regularly reviews for multiple peer-reviewed journals on topics related to ageing, digital health, and care.

Matthew is an elected Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Association.

External positions

Co-Convenor of the Age and Generations Network, European Association of Social Anthropologists

1 Jul 2020 → …

Chair and EU Representative, IDIH Global Inclusive Living Expert Group

1 May 2020 → …

Chair of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Member, Executive Committee, British Society of Gerontology

1 Jul 2019 → …

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Ageing Futures
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Digital Societies
  • SPS Centre for Research in Health and Social Care


  • Care
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Ethnography
  • Dementia
  • Complex intervention
  • Social care
  • Ageing
  • Digital technology
  • Technology adoption


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