Dr Henry Liu, PhD, MPhil, MSc, LLB (Hons), FHEA

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Dr Henry Liu is an Assistant Professor in 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 is a Fellow of UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) (i.e. FHEA). Henry obtained his first mater's degree (Master of Science) from the University of Glamorgan, UK, in 2005. He also has a Master of Construction Management (by research) conferred by Deakin University, Australia, with the research emanating from this degree receiving the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Australasian Award for an Excellent Postgraduate Student. In 2016, Henry was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering from Curtin University, Australia.

Henry is a research-active academic and has gained substantial research fund since 2016. His research aims to ensure relevance to practice. Henry has multiple research interests, with a particular to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), infrastructure project performance measurement, transport resilience and urban rehabilitation. He specialises in both qualitative and quantitative research (e.g. econometric, structure equation modelling and system dynamics modelling). Henry is currrently serving as a regular reviewer for many international journals and has produced more than 40 scholarly articles, most which have been published by Q1 journals (e.g. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, International Journal of Project Management, Automation in Construction, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Production Planning & Control, and Cities).

Research interests

  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  • Transport Infrastructure Resilience
  • Performance Measurement
  • Infrastructure Project Evaluation
  • Decision-Making Modelling
  • Strategic Workforce Planning in Construction
  • Urban Rehabilitation

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Curtin University of Technology


Award Date: 4 Mar 2016

Master, Deakin University


Award Date: 20 Apr 2012

Master, University of Glamorgan


Award Date: 22 Nov 2005

Bachelor, South China University of Technology

Award Date: 6 Sep 2004

External positions

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

Jul 2020 → …

Visiting Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Southeast University

Jul 2019

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Jan 2018 → …

Visiting Research Scholar in Civil Engineering, Curtin University of Technology

May 2017Dec 2018

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Research Output

Public-Private Partnerships: Implications from Policy Changes for Practice in Managing Risks

Wu, J., Liu, H., Sing, M., Humphrey, R. & Zhao, J., Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. p. 1-38 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Conceptual Framework of Life-Cycle Performance Measurement: Ensuring the Resilience of Transport Infrastructure Assets

    Liu, H., Love, P., Sing, M., Niu, B. & Zhao, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : Transportation Research, Part D: Transport and Environment. 77, p. 615-626 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Ex Post Evaluation of Economic Infrastructure Assets: Significance of Regional Heterogeneities in Australia

    Liu, H., Love, P., Sing, M. & Smith, J., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 25, 2, p. 1-22 22 p., 05019005.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Rehabilitation of Existing Building Stock: A System Dynamics Model to Support Policy Development

    Sing, M., Love, P. & Liu, H., Apr 2019, In : Cities. 87, p. 142-152 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    VfM Assessment of Transport PPPs: Implications for Future Improvement

    Zhao, J., Liu, H., Sing, M., Jin, X. & Humphrey, R., Nov 2019, Proceedings of the 43rd AUBEA Conference: Built To Thrive: Creating Buildings and Cities That Support Individual Well-Being and Community Prosperity. Zhao, X., Kalutara, P. & Webber, R. (eds.). Australia: Central Queensland University, p. 170-180 10 p. (Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

    Open Access
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