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Dr Henry Liu is an Associate Professor of Building & Construction Management at the School of Design and the Built Environment, University of Canberra (UC). Prior to joining UC, Henry was a Senior Lecturer in Built Environment at Northumbria University, United Kingdom (UK). He has the full fellowship and membership of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) (i.e. FHEA) and Australian Institute of Building (i.e., MAIB). Henry holds a Master of Construction Management conferred by Deakin University (Australia), where he was 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 contributed to securing and co-leading AU$430k external grants since 2021. 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 measurement for infrastructure projects, 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 as a principal author in many Q1 scholarly journals, e.g., ASCE's Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE's Journal of Management in Engineering, Developments in the Built Environment, Environment and Planning C, Habitat International, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning & Control, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Transportation Reserach Part D etc.

Research interests

  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Performance evaluation/measurement
  • Decision-making for transport procurement
  • Workforce planning
  • 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 Sept 2003

External positions

Editorial Board Member, Societal Impacts (Journal)

Mar 2023 → …

Associate Editor/Technical Board Member, Frontiers of Engineering Management (Journal), Springer

Dec 2022 → …

Member/Chartered Building Professional, Australian Institute of Building

Oct 2022 → …

Member, Australian Institute of Project Management

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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