I am a researcher of Architectural Gerontology. My research is concerned with ageing and the built environment and is underpinned by the person-environment fit theory. In particular, my research focuses on how human–environment interactions could support the health and wellbeing of older people. My work on age-friendly environments applies qualitative methods and post-occupancy evaluation as tools to understand and improve the built environment for older people. I am also interested in studying how other physical infrastructure and social systems contribute to the health and wellbeing of older people.
Over the past ten years, I have participated in, and led work packages in a number of UKRI-funded and EU-funded interdisciplinary research projects. Between July 2020 and June 2021 I was a Co-investigator on the AgeingHood project, a £100k AHRC-funded research that explored the intersection between ageing, housing and livelihood in marginalised communities in Bangkok, Thailand. As a co-investigator I led the co-design and participatory research activities on the project, with an outcome that contributed to the development of housing typologies for low-income groups in Bangkok. Between June 2022 and December 2022, as a follow-up to the AgeingHood, I secured a further £30k AHRC follow-on funding for impact creation and knowledge exchange activities.
Between March 2015 and February 2018, I was a researcher in the €1m ESRC-funded ODESSA project on Optimising Care Delivery Models to Support Ageing-in-Place, including partners from China, France and the UK. I co-authored 3 peer-reviewed journal articles from the ODESSA project.
Prior to that, between March 2013 and September 2016, I worked as a researcher on an EU-funded research project, OIKONET, which was a €1m multidisciplinary housing research project involving 34 partners across Africa, Europe and South America. One of the outputs of the OIKONET project is a book I co-edited, entitled ‘Global Dwelling: Approaches to Sustainability, Design and Participation’.
- Global population ageing and demographic trends
- Age-friendly and inclusive design
- Health and wellbeing of older people
- Sustainable design of the built environment
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