Andreas Hoff

Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Andreas Hoff

Andreas Hoff is Professor of Social Gerontology at Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences and director of the research institute “Gesundheit, Altern, Arbeit, Technik” (GAT) (English translation: “Health, Ageing, Labour, Technology”). In this role he has been an associate member of Eurocarers since 2019. He represents informal carers’ interests in his role as Vice Chair of the Independent Advisory Board for the Reconciliation of Informal Care and Employment that advises the German government on these issues since its establishment in 2015. He is also a member of Germany’s informal carers’ organisation Wir pflegen e.V.

Prior to his professorship in Görlitz (since 2011) he was Senior Researcher at the Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, where he was leading a research stream on “Intergenerational relations, family care and community care”. Before that, he was Research Fellow at the German Centre of Gerontology in Berlin and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences where he completed his doctoral degree in Social Policy on “Informal support mobilisation of families in Germany and the UK”.

His research over the past 25 years focused on family care / informal care, more specifically on informal support mobilisation in the context of different European welfare states, the reconciliation of family care and employment, the use of assistive technologies in home care, and intergenerational relations in family, community and society. Furthermore, he has been lecturing European social policy for more than 20 years.



Countries Germany;
Topics Ageing in place; Attitudes and Expectations about Long-Term Care; Care in rural and other non-urban settings; Care inequalities; Care innovations; Care integration/ coordination; Climate Change and LTC; Co-production in LTC; Community-based LTC; Housing and care; Local care ecosystems; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; New models of care; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Residential LTC services; Technology and LTC; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Case studies; Co-production methods; Comparative policy analysis; Document analysis; Expert consultations; Knowledge-exchange; Literature reviews and synthesis; Mixed methods; Policy analysis; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Research ethics; Surveys; thematic analysis; Theory and frameworks;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Climate Change and LTC; Community-based approaches to dementia care; Long-Term Care Policy;
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