Daniel Liu

BNSc, MMed, PhD, MD

Registered to supervise postgraduate research


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Research interests

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


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Australian Catholic University

10 Aug 201510 May 2019

Award Date: 10 May 2019

Tongji University

1 Sept 201431 Dec 2018

Award Date: 31 Dec 2018

External positions

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

28 Sept 202022 Mar 2021

Deputy Director, Nanshan Evidence Based Nursing Centre: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group

1 Dec 20195 Mar 2021

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

26 Aug 201812 Jul 2019

Visiting Scholar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

30 Apr 201430 Aug 2014


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