Yixuan Huang

Yixuan Huang

PhD Candidate
Arts, Design & Architecture
Social Policy Research Centre

Supervisors: Bingqin Li, Ilan Katz

Yixuan Huang, a PhD candidate at UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre, brings a unique perspective to her research, combining her expertise in architecture with social science. Prior to her PhD, she completed her Bachelor of Environment (Major in Architecture) and Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. This architectural foundation, combined with her social science insight, enables her to uniquely address complex societal issues related to ageing and community development.

Through her PhD research, Yixuan aspires to make contributions to understanding and improving intergenerational practices in the community, with a particular focus on the Australian Chinese population. She has actively collaborated with community organizations and local government councils, ensuring her research has practical applications and real-world impact. She is passionate about bridging the gap between academic research and practical solutions, aiming to make a lasting difference in the lives of older adults and fostering stronger intergenerational bonds within communities, particularly in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia.

Intergenerational Practices in Communities

Yixuan Huang is researching at the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Her work primarily focuses on the intersection of Social policy, Urban sociology, and Community Studies, with a keen interest in intergenerational relationships, population ageing, and the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community. Her work is at the forefront of exploring how different generations within this community interact, share knowledge, and support each other. This research is crucial in understanding the cultural nuances that influence intergenerational relationships and how these can be harnessed to foster stronger community bonds and enhance the well-being of all generations. Her focus extends to examining the role of community planning and social policy in facilitating these intergenerational interactions.