Dr David Liu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine


David is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in intensive care medicine at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, based at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (Herston, QLD). His work with the Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care Research Centre focuses on the topics of clinical trials, delirium and sedation (under the supervision of Professor Michael Reade) and antibiotic efficacy (with Professor Jason Roberts). He is also a medical officer at Q-Pharm Pty Ltd (Herston, QLD), assisting the conduct of early phase first-in-human and bioequivalence clinical trials, and a junior registrar (casual) in Intensive Care Medicine.


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Class 1, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Liu, D. and Reade, M. C. (2018). Central α2-adrenoreceptor agonists in intensive care. In Jean-Louis Vincent (Ed.), Annual update in intensive care and emergency medicine (pp. 561-577) Basel, Switzerland: Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-73670-9_42

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Santomauro, C., Powell, M., Davis, C., Liu, D., Aitken, L. and Sanderson, P. (2018). Interruptions to intensive care nurses lead to clinical errors. In: The 42nd Australian and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care, Gold Coast, Australia, (125). 11-13 October 2017. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2017.12.038

  • Schlosser, Paul, Sanderson, Penelope, Grundgeiger, Tobias, Liu, David and Loeb, Robert G. (2016). The effect of conventional screens vs. head-mounted displays on alarm monitoring strategies. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016, Washington, DC, United States, (1555). 19 - 23 September 2016. doi:10.1177/1541931213601357

  • Pascale, Michael, Sanderson, Penelope, Liu, David, Mohamed, Ismail, Stigter, Nicole and Loeb, Robert (2015). Peripheral detection for abrupt onset stimuli presented via head-worn display. In: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (1326-1330). 26-30 October 2015. doi:10.1177/1541931215591218

  • Tear, Callum L., Fox, Mithila, Tsai, Matthew, Liu, David and Sanderson, Penelope M. (2013). Detecting numerical and waveform changes on a head-mounted display vs. monitor. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 57th Annual Meeting. HFES 2013: 57th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., (1134-1138). 30 September-4 October 2013. doi:10.1177/1541931213571253

  • Koch, Sven H, Westenskow, Dwayne, Weir, Charlene, Agutter, Jim, Haar, Maral, Görges, Matthias, Liu, David and Staggers, Nancy (2012). ICU nurse's evaluations of integrated information displays on user satisfaction and perceived mental workload. In: John Mantas, Stig Kjaer Andersen and Maria Cristina Mazzoleni, Quality of Life Through Quality of Information: Proceedings of MIE 2012. MIE 2012: XXIV Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, Pisa, Italy, (383-387). 26-29 August, 2012. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-101-4-383

  • Liu, David, Jenkins, Simon A. and Sanderson, Penelope M. (2009). Clinical implementation of a head-mounted display of patient vital signs. In: Proceedings of 2009 International Symposium on Wearable Computers. 2009 International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Linz, Austria, (47-54). 4-7 September 2009. doi:10.1109/ISWC.2009.36

  • Liu, David, Sanderson, Penelope, M., Jenkins, Simon A., Watson, Marcus O. and Russell, W. John (2009). Patient monitoring in anesthesia with a head-mounted display: Simulator studies and a clinical trial. In: Cheryl A. Bolstad, Proceedings of 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Antonio Texas, USA, (733-737). 19-23 October 2009.

  • Grundgeiger, T., Liu, D., Sanderson, P.M., Jenkins, S. and Leane, T. (2008). Effects of interruptions on prospective memory performance in anesthesiology. In: Cooke, Nancy J., Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting - 2008. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, New York Marriott Marquis Times Square, (808-812). 22nd - 26th September 2008.

  • Sanderson, P. M., Watson, M., Jenkins, S., Liu, D., Russell, W. J., Green, N. and Cole, P. (2007). Summative evaluation with a full-scale patient simulator: Challenges and adaptations. In: Cooke, N. J., Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting, Balimore, United States, (770-774). 1-5 October 2007.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor