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Dr Henry Liu is an Assistant Professor of and Discipline Lead for Building & Construction Management at the School of Design and the Built Environment, University of Canberra (UC). Prior to joining UC, he was a Senior Lecturer in Built Environment at Northumbria University, United Kingdom (UK). Henry has the full fellowship and membership of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) (i.e. FHEA) and Australian Institute of Building (i.e., MAIB). He holds a Master of Construction Management conferred by Deakin University, Australia. Henry is the recipient of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Australasian Award for an Excellent Postgraduate Student. In 2015, Henry completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering from Curtin University, Australia.

Henry is a research-active academic and has secured substantial research fund since 2016. His research aims to ensure relevance to practice. He has multiple research interests with a focus on decision-making for transport infrastructure procurement, Public-Private Partnerships, performance evaluation for infrastructure projects, managing complex contractual arrangement, dynamic planning for workforce, transport asset resilience and sustainability. Henry is sitting in editorial or technical boards of three scholarly journals. He has also published his research works with quality Q1 journals, e.g., ASCE's Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE's Journal of Management in Engineering, International Journal of Project Management, International Journal of Production Research, Transportation Reserach Part D, Automation in Construction, Enviornment and Planning C, Transport Policy, Land Use Policy, Cities, Habitat International etc.

Research interests

  • Performance evaluation/measurement for infrastructure projects
  • Decision-making for transport procurement
  • Construction workforce planning/management
  • Transport infrastructure resilience
  • Sustainability

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Curtin University


Award Date: 4 Mar 2016

Master, Deakin University


Award Date: 20 Apr 2012

Bachelor, South China University of Technology

Award Date: 5 Sep 2003

External positions

Editorial Board Member, (Journal of) Societal Impact, Elsevier

Mar 2023 → …

Expert Board Member, Frontiers of Engineering Management (Journal), Springer

Dec 2022 → …

Member/Chartered Building Professional, Australian Institute of Building (AIB)

Oct 2022 → …

Member, Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

May 2022 → …

PhD Confirmation Panel, Deakin University

5 Jul 2021 → …

Editorial Review Board Member, Built Environment Project and Asset Management (Journal)

Jul 2020 → …

Fellow, Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Jan 2018 → …


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