Mei Lan Fang is an academic fellow in communications and community engagement with AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence and a researcher with the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University. Mei Lan leads a vancouver foundation funded community-based research project, Place-Making with Seniors, working in close partnership with the city of Richmond, service providers, housing developers, Richmond Kiwanis Seniors Citizens Housing Society, and tenants to capture place-based needs of older adults transitioning into affordable senior housing. Her previous work includes investigations of perceptions of end-of-life care and the effectiveness of interventions for persons with chronic health conditions. Currently, Mei Lan is a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) where she is supported by a social sciences and humanities research council doctoral fellowship to investigate how individual experiences and histories shape place transitions and impact unique fluctuations in social isolation and connectedness in older adults.
Social inequities and mental health, health needs and social justice initiatives for immigrant and refugee populations