Researcher

Dr Hueiming Liu

Biography

I am keen on health systems research to address health inequities through the provision of integrated family-centred health services.  I obtained my BA (Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology) from Washington University, St Louis and my Medical Degree and Masters in International Public Health from University of Sydney.  My PhD, funded by NHMRC scholarship was awarded in Nov 2018 and titled ‘Strengthening health systems through the use of...view more

I am keen on health systems research to address health inequities through the provision of integrated family-centred health services.  I obtained my BA (Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology) from Washington University, St Louis and my Medical Degree and Masters in International Public Health from University of Sydney.  My PhD, funded by NHMRC scholarship was awarded in Nov 2018 and titled ‘Strengthening health systems through the use of process evaluations.’ I am a senior research fellow, leading the process evaluation stream at The George Institute for Global Health. I provide guidance and support regarding the conduct of process evaluations of several collaborative projects (such as international stroke trials INTERACT 3, OPTIMIST; Salt reduction in China; use of e-health (physiotherapy and cardiovascular disease) in Australia)  and external projects (such as management of spinal cord injury in Bangladesh trial, and COPD management in Vietnam).  I am also an advanced trainee in Public Health Medicine through the  Australiasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. My area of work involves process evaluations, qualitative research & clinical trials, with a special focus on Indigenous and global health priorities.


My Grants

2020 – 2025: Harvey LA, Herbert RD, Sherrington C, Jan S, Cameron I, Billot L, Doctor Andrew Nunn, Glinsky J, Liu HM, Kaur J, Weber G, Treacy D, Dunlop S, Walsh J, Shetty S. Early and intensive motor training (or usual care) to enhance neurological recovery and function in people with spinal cord injury: The Early & Intensive SCI-MT Trial. The NSW Ministry of Health. $2.4m

2020 – 2025:  Harvey LA, Herbert RD, Sherrington C, Jan S, Cameron I, Billot L, Doctor Andrew Nunn, Glinsky J, Liu HM, Kaur J, Weber G, Treacy D, Dunlop S, Walsh J, Shetty S. Early and intensive motor training (or usual care) to enhance neurological recovery and function in people with spinal cord injury: The Early & Intensive SCI-MT Trial. The University of Sydney $0.5m

2021-2024: Dr Sze Yuan Ooi, Nigel Lovell,  et al Total Cardiac Care plus - A randomised controlled trial of a comprehensive smartphone application-centric model of care to improve outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. NSW Translational Research Grant. $1.891m

2020-2021:  Dr Hueiming Liu, "Strengthening the integration of health services and improving people-centred care through the use of process evaluations"  John Chalmers Clinical Research Fellowship for 2 years: CIA, $115,030 per yr pro rata

2020-2023: China Medical Board (CMB) “ Establishing a cost-effectiveness threshold for health technology assessments to promote optimal and transparent health-care funding decisions in China” (role: co-investigator) USD$80 000

2019-2024: Global Alliance Chronic Diseases Grant : CIA Bruce Neal, CIB Dr TIAN Maoyi, CIC Professor WU Yangfeng,  CID Professor Lawrence APPEL CIE Professor Steve JAN, CIF Dr Hueiming Liu, CIG Dr Laura COBB, CIH Professor MA Jixiang CII Professor WU Jing, awarded by NHMRC(APP1169751), $ 952376.25

2019:   TGI Mobility Grant (to Northwestern University)  CIA Hueiming Liu, $ 5700

2016-2018  Postgraduate scholarship, CIA Hueiming Liu (APP1114897) by NHMRC $ 61383.33

2015-2016 APA Postgraduate award, CIA Hueiming Liu awarded by University of Sydney $ 25849  

 


My Qualifications

1999     Bachelor of Arts (Field: Biology and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology) Washington University at St Louis, USA

2004     Medical Doctor, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery,The University of Sydney, Australia

2008      Masters (Field: International Public Health), The University of Sydney, Australia

2018       Doctor of Philosophy (Field: Health Systems Research), University of Sydney, Australia

2020       Advanced Public Health Medicine Trainee, (Field: Public Health), Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine


My Research Activities

Ongoing Research Projects

Using evidence-based population-wide strategies to reduce excessive sodium intake in China: Evaluation of Resolve to Save Lives Initiative. Source: National Health & Medical Research Council (Aus), GACD // Role: Co-I. Period: 2019 – 2023

Total Cardiac Care plus - A randomised controlled trial of a comprehensive smartphone application-centric model of care to improve outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. Source: Translational Research Grant Scheme, NSW Health // Role: Co-I. Period: 2020-2023

Strengthening China's rural public health service system to improve the management level of hypertension and diabetes (SAPPHIRE project). Source: National Health & Medical Research Council (Aus),GACD. Role: Steering Committee Member .Period: 2019-2023

Strengthening the integration of health services & improving people-centred care through the use of process evaluations. Source: (NHMRC) Program Grant, The George Institute for Global Health// Role: PI. Period: 2020-2021

Randomised trial of a community-based intervention to prevent serious complications and death after spinal cord injury in Bangladesh. Source: National Health and Medical Research Council (Aus)) // Role: Lead for process evaluation/PhD supervisor. Period: 2017-2020

An investigator-initiated and conducted, international, multicentre, stepped-wedge cluster, randomised controlled trial comparing the effects of different intensities of nursing care monitoring for patients with acute ischemic stroke without critical care needs after thrombolysis treatment (OPTIMIST trial). Source: NHMRC Program grant & Genetech (USA) // Role: Lead for process evaluation/Supervisor. Period: 2020- 2025

An international, multi-centre, stepped wedge cluster randomised trial (INTERACT 3) investigating the benefits of a care bundle for the management of acute stroke in LMICs. Source: Medical Research Council (UK) // Role: Supervisor of PhD student for process evaluation.Period: 2019-2021

Completed Research Projects (selected)

Patient and system-level barriers associated with treatment delays for ST-elevation myocardial infarction in China- qualitative study Source: Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, Guangdong General Hospital Clinical Research Fund, Access Research Fund of China Heart House Role: PhD Supervisor. Period: 2019-2020

Process evaluation (mid-term) of the ‘Their Future Matters’, a landmark reform of the NSW Family and Community Services to provide coordinated intersectoral support for vulnerable families. Source: Family of Community Services, NSW, Australia Role: Analyst. Period: 2018- 2019

Strengthening health systems through the use of process evaluations. Source: National Health & Medical Research Council // Role: PI. Period: 2013-2018 (part-time postgraduate fellowship)

Family-led rehabilitation after stroke in India (ATTEND): a randomized controlled trial. Source: NHMRC// Role: Lead for process evaluation. Period: 2014 – 2018

Exploring how Australian decision makers use economic evidence to invest in disease prevention. Source: National Health & Medical Research Council // Role: Lead Analyst. Period: 2015-2018

Pragmatic controlled trial of the cardiovascular fixed dose polypill in Australian primary health care. Source: National Health & Medical Research Council // Role: Lead for process evaluation. Period: 2010 – 2015

Kanyini Vascular Program: Strengthening the health system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and health providers in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. Source: National Health & Medical Research Council // Role: Program Manager & researcher. Period: 2009 – 2013


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

I am currently supervising five PhD students as an auxillary supervisor, and have previously mentored 5 PhD students, 2 Registrars and 2 project managers in their qualitative research and process evaluations.


Currently supervising

  1. Ms Bharani Seelam (UNSW)  2019- current: Screening for refractory errors in Children in India
  2. Ms Xuejun Yin (Scientia PhD student, UNSW) 2019- current: Population salt reduction in China
  3. Ms Menglu Ouyang (UNSW) 2019-current: Optimising nurse care for stroke patients.
  4. Dr Praveen Indraratna (UNSW), 2020- current: Pilot study of the Total Cardiac Care
  5. Ms Rong Liu (UNSW), 2020-current: Influenza vaccination in patients with heart failure in China. 
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