Access All Areas: Designing for Ageing
Yim Eng (Y E) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Queensland. Her research uses a case study approach to examine and understand the built environments spatial implications and design considerations, which can enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living experiences in residential aged care settings in South-east Queensland. As part of her 2019 UQ’s Ceridwen Indigenous Scholarship, she has travelled to aged care facilities in the remote Northern Territory; Mutitjulu and Docker River. Y E is passionate about creating age inclusive spaces and culturally responsive spaces. She has presented her research at the 2019 Australian Association of Gerontology Conference: New way of knowing and acting.
Y E is a registered architect and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, with over 15 years of experience in delivering heritage, health and aged care projects in Australia, China and Singapore. She is a senior associate at architecture practice Conrad Gargett and has worked on projects in cross-cultural contexts, including the Mount Isa Hospital Redevelopment, Jimbelunga Nursing Centre and Nareeba Moopi Moopi Pa Aged Care Hostel on North Stradbroke Island. She has also tutored and lectured at the University of Queensland.