Cheng Yen Loo

Cheng Yen Loo

Dr, Ms

  • The University of Western Australia (M315,M364), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Cheng Yen Loo is a sociologist and cultural anthropologist at the WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) within the UWA School of Allied Health. Her research expertise extends to the field of ageing, social care policy, religion, social justice theory, migration, workforce wellbeing, family and relationship studies with a focus on culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Cheng Yen is a post-doctoral fellow and project coordinator on the Leading Thriving Workplaces (LTW) project. This project aims to test the efficacy of combining two evidence-based frameworks to prevent work related psychological injuries and promote positive workplace practices that support mental health and wellbeing. Geared towards improving workforce psycho-social wellbeing, this project adopts a mixed methods approach to prevent harm, promote thriving, build collegiality and daring leadership in organisational workplaces.

In addition to her role on the LTW project, Cheng Yen is also a research focused scholar at Edith Cowan University (ECU) where she is investigating customer satisfaction among aged care home support recipients. This project takes into consideration the experiences of aged care recipient and their immediate support networks that provide informal support.

Cheng Yen completed her PhD at the UWA School of Allied Health where she investigated the experience of ageing and care among Chinese Australians from Malaysia and Singapore living in different home settings. Her project highlighted the importance of recognising cultural distinctiveness and diverse moral views in the development of social care policy with a social justice lens

External positions

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Edith Cowan University

1 Aug 2022 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Ageing
  • Migration
  • Transnationalism
  • Home
  • Aged Care
  • Social Networks
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Religion and spirituality


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