Alexander Peine

professor of culture, innovation and communication

Alexander Peine is professor of culture, innovation and communication at Open Universiteit in The Netherlands. He is also the founding chair of the Socio-gerontechnology Network which brings together scholars from various backgrounds worldwide interested in critical studies of ageing and technology. And he is the vice-chair of the societal advisory board of the EU's Joint Programming Initiative 'More Years, Better Lives' (JPI-MYBL).

Before joining the Open Universiteit, Alexander was an associate professor at Utrecht University, the laureate of a prestigious Max Weber post-doctoral fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, and a principal investigator at the Centre for Technology and Society at Berlin University of Technology.

Alex’s research explores the many intersections between population ageing, including the challenges it allegedly poses for care and health systems, and technological change, including the push towards more interactive and 'smarter' technologies. His work has expanded the usual drive in this area to think of technologies as interventions with a unique line of research that thinks of ageing, care and health as being co-constituted with technology.