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Staff Spotlight - Dr Daniel Liu

In March this year, Dr Daniel Liu joined the College of Nursing and Midwifery as an Outstanding Future Researcher, and the Deputy Lead of the Chronic Disease, Cancer, and Ageing Research Group.

Here, Dr Liu shares his thoughts about the industry, his new role, and his future goals.

Dr Daniel Liu
Dr Daniel Liu

What is your current position at CDU? 
My current position at the College of Nursing and Midwifery, CDU is Outstanding Future Researcher and the Deputy Lead of the Chronic Disease, Cancer and Ageing Research Group (CCARG). 

How long have you held that position? 
From 22 March 2021. 

How would you describe your role? 
Chronic conditions are becoming increasingly common and are a priority for action in the health sector of Australia. One in two Australians (50 per cent) have at least one of the ten major chronic diseases, and 20 per cent of the Australians have two or more of the ten major chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Australian Government, 2020).

Experiencing one or more conditions is frequently encountered within the clinical practice which provides considerable challenges to health professionals delivering health service for patients.

My major research area focuses on supportive care for patients with cancer and chronic diseases. Our research group is essential for the epidemic of these chronic diseases to be managed in the years ahead in the Northern Territory and Australia.

In addition, many of the research projects that our research group has participated in are based on intensive domestic and international collaborations with other universities and large hospitals. 

Why did you enter this industry? 
I am passionate about my research.

I have been working closely with the evidence-based nursing experts to provide leadership in the areas of evidence-based practice and research by promoting and supporting the use of the best available research evidence to inform clinical decision making.

I have also been actively researching the value of evidence-based nurse-led non-pharmacological interventions, such as home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program and resistance muscle training, in improving physical and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer and chronic diseases through national and international collaborative clinical trials.  

What are you enjoying most about your new role with CDU?
This position gives me the opportunity to integrate the best evidence from studies with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values to develop healthcare services for patients with cancer or other chronic diseases. 

My research can provide reliable sources of research evidence to inform the development of tailored cancer care services for improving patient outcomes. 

What have been the highlights of your role with CDU so far? 
Leading innovative research to improve health care outcomes for patients with cancer, and chronic illnesses.  

Dr Daniel Liu

Developing and evaluating nurse-led and evidence -based non-pharmacological interventions that can be transferred quickly into health care practice to help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life among patients with cancer, and chronic illnesses. 

Why do you love about being part of the CDU team?
I am an integral part of a community in which I am fully supported to achieve our aim - contribute to the success of CDU and its students and staff.  

What are your personal interests? 
Reading and exercise.  

What are your future goals, both personal and professional?  

I would like to say I wish to be a very successful nurse researcher in chronic disease care and my innovative research evidence can be transferred to real health care practice to create great benefits for the patients and their families in the Northern Territory, Australia and internationally. 

 

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