Prof. Yan's research focuses on inter-related areas in gerontology: elder abuse, resident aggression in residential care facilities, fear of crime, elder sexuality, and family caregiving. Her research areas cover also aging experience of LGBT, and health behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. Yan's work appeared in renowned international journals, including Trauma Violence and Abuse, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Journals of Gerontology.
Recognized as an expert in the field of elder abuse, she was invited to share her work at various international organizations, including the United Nations, World Health Organization and Institute of Medicine. She was elected Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in 2016.
Education and Academic Qualifications
- PhD in Psychology