Meet the Instructor
Clara Berridge is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work. Her research is at the intersection of critical gerontology, bioethics and health care technology. She's interested in the ethical and policy implications of AI and network-connected technologies that allow caregivers to remotely monitor people where they live, as well as the surveillance of care workers. Across projects, she's often thinking about privacy, autonomy, power and decision making about technology use. She has also studied positive aging paradigms and nursing home culture change and staff empowerment.
Prior to joining the UW School of Social Work faculty, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Brown University in the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research. She earned her Ph.D. in social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, with the university designated emphasis in women, gender and sexuality. She earned her MSW with a specialization in public policy and multigenerational practice from the University of Washington.