Dr Mei Fang


Allied Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences

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Mei Lan Fang holds an academic role of Research Fellow located in the People, Health and Communities Research group in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Dundee. Mei has a background in public health specialising in social and health inequities. She completed her Undergraduate Honours Degree in Health Sciences and Master of Public Health at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Her postgraduate education is accompanied by a PhD in Urban Studies completed at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland where her research focused on progressing community-based participatory research concepts, theory, and methods for designing age-friendly environments to enhance the health and wellbeing of older people.


In terms of research experience, for the past 10 years, Mei has worked as a transdisciplinary research scientist and health sciences methodologist where she has developed theory, methods and practice in health-related areas of critical public health, ethnic and migration studies, environmental gerontology, ageing and technology, global health promotion and mental health and addiction. Between 2014 – 2019, Mei served as a Research Associate at the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University where she led a Vancouver Foundation funded community-based research project, Place-Making with Seniors, working closely with local stakeholders to capture needs of older adults transitioning into affordable senior housing. During her tenure at Simon Fraser University, she also held the role of Academic Fellow in Community Engagement with the AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence, where she focused on developing research, and guidelines that facilitated transdisciplinary working across several Pan-Canadian Research Institutes. Last, a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship and Storytellers Award, Mei’s research has been recognised for progressing the fields of health and social sciences.

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