Projects per year
Evidence-Based Practice for Long-Term Conditions Care; Cancer Symptom Management & Supportive Care; Health Education & Self-management; Complementary Therapies in Nursing
Selected Research Awards (as Lead Chief Investigator or Co-Investigator)
2022-2026. Acupressure for the fatigue-sleep disturbance-depression symptom cluster in breast cancer: A three-arm, sham-controlled, randomized trial. CDIPS Research Award, AUD$≈200,000.00
2022-2024. Improving success and retention of undergraduate nursing students from regional and remote areas in Australia. HEPPP Fund allocated by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, AUD$300,000.00
2021–2023. A primary care clinician-led symptom management program for breast cancer survivors. Federal Government COVID-19 Supplementary Funding Pool Scheme, AUD$193,000.00
2021-2023. An evidence-based clinical protocol of fatigue-anorexia-cachexia clustering in advanced cancer. HKPU New Recruits Grant, HKD$400,000.00
2021-2023. GP and nurse-led telehealth-based intervention for improving cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors with cardiovascular diseases. Start-Up Grant for Outstanding Future Researcher, AUD$30,000.00
2021-2022. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD in Australian Defence Force Veterans: A cross-sectional survey. CDU internal Rainmaker Start-up grant. AUD $20,000.
2020-2021. Massage therapy for breast cancer symptom cluster management: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. CDU Institute of Advanced Studies Rainmaker Scheme Grants, AUD$20,000.00
2019-2021. Acupuncture for joint symptoms in breast cancer: A randomized controlled trial. HKPU-SMUH Collaborative Research Project, HKD$101,459.00
2019-2021. Resistance inspiratory muscle training for breathlessness in lung cancer patients. HKPU-SMUH Collaborative Research Project, HKD$105,657.00
2019-2022. Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation model for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. NSFC, CNY¥298,000.00
2018-2021. “Hospital-community-family” three-dimension continuous care for chronic diseases. NSFC, CNY¥480,000.00
2018-2021. Somatic acupressure for breast cancer symptom cluster. CDU Institute of Advanced Studies Rainmaker Scheme Grants, AUD$60,000.00
2015-2019. Health education for patients with acute coronary syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus in Shanghai. Fully Funded Doctoral Project, Australian Catholic University, AUD$90,000.00
2012-2016. Traditional six-character respiratory exercise for COPD management: Role of PPARγ and PGC-1α. NSFC, CNY¥240,000.00
Current Research Degree Supervision
2022-Ongoing. PhD. Evidence-based self-management intervention for breast cancer survivors. Australian Government RTP Award. Principal Supervisor
2022-Ongoing. PhD. Acupressure for the fatigue-sleep disturbance-depression symptom cluster in breast cancer survivors. CDIPS. Associate Supervisor
2021- Ongoing. PhD. Evidence-based breathing exercise intervention for cancer pain management. Australian Government RTP Scholarship. Associate Supervisor
2021- Ongoing. PhD. Radiotherapy related fatigue. Australian Government RTP Award. Associate Supervisor
2019- Ongoing. PhD. Traditional exercise program for breast cancer symptom cluster management. Australian Government RTP Award. Associate Supervisor
UG Hons Supervision
2022-Ongoing. BN-Hons. Australian registered nurses’ roles in patient-centred care in long-term care facilities. Principal Supervisor
PhD, Australian Catholic University
10 Aug 2015 → 10 May 2019
Award Date: 10 May 2019
1 Sep 2014 → 31 Dec 2018
Award Date: 31 Dec 2018
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
28 Sep 2020 → 22 Mar 2021
Panel Member, Current Medical Science
1 Jan 2020 → …
Deputy Director, Nanshan Evidence Based Nursing Centre: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group
1 Dec 2019 → 5 Mar 2021
Senior Research Nurse Consultant, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Union Shenzhen Hospital
12 Jul 2019 → 5 Mar 2021
Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
26 Aug 2018 → 12 Jul 2019
Doctoral Researcher, Australian Catholic University
15 Aug 2015 → 10 May 2019
Doctoral Researcher, Tongji University
1 Sep 2014 → 31 Dec 2018
Visiting Scholar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
30 Apr 2014 → 30 Aug 2014
Associate Lecturer of Nursing/Lecturer of Nursing, Jinggangshan University
15 Aug 2013 → 12 Jul 2019
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2021 IAS Rainmaker: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD in Australian Defence Force Veterans
Bressington, D., Byrne, M., Liu, D., Wall, C., Norman, N., Sweeting, P., Stuart, G. & Zhai, J.
1/12/21 → 31/08/22
A primary care clinician-led symptom management program for breast cancer survivors: Intervention development and validation
Tan, P. B., Molassiotis, A., Bressington, D., Moore, S., Liu, D., Wang, A., Wang, D., Eliseeva, S. & Polotan, M. J.
1/10/21 → 31/12/23
General practitioner and nurse-led telehealth-based self-management intervention for improving cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors with cardiovascular diseases: Intervention development and pilot testing
Liu, D., Tan, P. B., Wang, A., Stewart, S., Eliseeva, S., Polotan, M. J., Willis, K. & Bressington, D.
1/05/21 → 31/12/23
Improving success and retention of undergraduate nursing students from regional and remote areas in Australia
Liu, D., Tan, P. B., Bressington, D., Wikander, A., Wang, A. & Nic Giolla Easpaig, B.
1/01/22 → 31/12/24
Barriers and enablers to implementing clinical practice guidelines in primary care: An overview of systematic reviewsWang, A., Tan, J-Y., Liu, D. & Zhao, I., 6 Jan 2023, In: BMJ Open. 13, 1, p. 1-19 19 p., e062158.
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Factors Influencing Retention among Regional, Rural and Remote Undergraduate Nursing Students in Australia: A Systematic Review of Current Research EvidenceLiu, X. L., Wang, T., Bressington, D., Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Wikander, L. & Tan, J. Y., Mar 2023, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20, 5, p. 1-14 14 p., 3983.
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Non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive impairment in older adults with heart failure: A systematic reviewZhao, Q., Liu, X., Wan, X., Yu, X., Cao, X., Wang, F. & Cai, Y., 1 May 2023, In: Geriatric Nursing. 51, p. 378-387 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Sleep Quality and Cognitive Function after Stroke: The Mediating Roles of Depression and Anxiety SymptomsNiu, S., Liu, X., Wu, Q., Ma, J., Wu, S., Zeng, L. & Shi, Y., Feb 2023, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20, 3, p. 1-11 11 p., 2410.
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Breathing Exercises for Pain Management in Cancer Survivor: A Systematic ReviewWang, H., Liu, D., Wang, A., Tan, J-Y. & Huang, H., 22 Dec 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Pain Management Nursing. p. 1-12 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review