As part of her Marie Jahoda Visiting Fellowship (2021), Caroline Murphy investigated ‘Technology, Time and Care in the Future of Work’. Caroline’s research centres on two areas, the care sector and regulation of working time. The care sector is not one traditionally associated with digital transformation and technology. However, technological solutions are often proposed as way of enhancing care services, particularly amid increasing budgetary constraints in providing long term care to growing ageing populations. However inadequate consideration has been paid to how technology impacts front line care workers, and their interaction with other stakeholders in the delivery of care. As part of the MJVF Caroline is researching the potential for professionalisation of this group of workers, and the impact of regulatory gaps on employment in the care sector.
Caroline talked as part of our Digit Debates.
Advances in digital technologies have led to the development of a flourishing platform economy in the provision of long-term personal care at home.
As countries across Europe introduce additional protections around working time, should the UK follow in their footsteps?
Researchers address what leaders need to know about the 4-day work week