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Daniel R Y Gan

Visiting Student

Daniel was an IARU Intern/Academic Visitor from 1 September 2019 to 1 November 2019. 

As a PhD Candidate of the National University of Singapore, Daniel examines how older adults' neighbourhood experience affect their psychosocial health via mixed methods. He developed a transdisciplinary neighbourhood health framework, and a scale to measure older adults' neighbourhood experience which facilitate targeted interventions. His research has been published in The Gerontologist and Housing and Society, and has been presented at the Royal Geographical Society. See research blog: 

With a background in Urban Design (RIBA Part II), Daniel drafted several public space policies for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, including the Streets for People programme and the Mid-term Concept Plan Review on greenery. His research interest is community gerontology in high-rise, high-density East-Southeast Asia. At OIPA, he proposes to study "How do care perception similarity, income and sense of control affect older adults’ wellbeing in urban areas of (East and) Southeast Asia?" using data from the third wave (2006) of the Global Ageing Survey (GLAS).