Dr Liang Qin Liu MBBS (hons.), PhD. Dr Liu received her PhD degree in neurophysiology at University College London in 2007. Before she joined Middlesex University in 2013, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at UCL and Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Fluent in English and Mandarin
fluent in Chinese Mandarin and English.
Dr Liu supervises postgraduate physiotherapist MSc projects on MusculoskeletalMedicine, as well as PhD nursing student alongside the director of study; she also teaches undergraduate nursing students for final year dissertation and supports academic staff to engage research projects.
During her research career, Dr Liu completed a number of research projects and published a significant number of peer-reviewed journal papers. The projects she engaged in ranged from a survey using Delphi tailored method to randomised clinical trials. She also has considerable experience in conducting systematic review. Dr Liu's current research interests focus on primary and secondary research on tissue viability in spinal cord injury.
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS AND SUPPLEMENT
Liu, Liang Q. and Moody, Julie and Gall, Angela (2016) The impact of electrical stimulation settings on pressure ulcer healing rate in spinal cord injuries: a quantitative pooled analysis and systematic review of controlled trials. Ostomy Wound Management 2016;62(7):16–34 ISSN 0889-5899
Hall, Stuart and Liu, Liang Q. (2011) A mini review of physiotherapies for patellofemoral pain syndrome. SM Journal of Orthopedics SM J Orthop. 2015;1(4):1018.
Liu LQ, Moody J, Dyson S, Traynor M, Gall A.. A systematic review of Electrical Stimulation for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment in people with Spinal Cord Injury. Submitted to Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2014 Nov;37(6):703-18.
Liu LQ, Pengel LH, Morris PJ. CONSORT compliance and methodological quality of Randomized Controlled Trials in solid organ transplantation, a 3-year overview. Transpl Int. 2013 Mar; 26(3):300-6.
Andreas Roposch, Liang Q. Liu, Evangelia Protopapa. Variations in the Use of Diagnostic Criteria for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Clin Orthop Relat Res (2013) 471:1946–1954
Pengel LH, Liu LQ, Morris PJ. Do wound complications or lymphoceles occur more often in solid organ transplant recipients on mTOR inhibitors? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Transpl Int. 2011 Dec; 24(12):1216-30.
Harding R, Liu L, Catalan J, and Sherr L. What are the evidence for effectiveness of interventions to enhance coping among people living with HIV disease? A systematic review. Psychol Health Med. 2011 Oct; 16(5):564-87.
Andreas Roposch, Liang Q. Liu, Fritz Hefti, Nicholas M. P. Clarke and John H. Wedge. Standardized Diagnostic Criteria for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Early Infancy. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2011, 469; 12, 3451-3461.
Roposch A, Liu LQ, Offiah AC, Wedge JH. Functional outcomes in children with osteonecrosis secondary to treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Dec 21; 93(24):e1451-11.
Clucas C, Sibley E, Harding R, Liu L, Catalan J, Sherr L. A systematic review of interventions for anxiety in people with HIV. Psychol Health Med. 2011 Oct; 16(5):528-47.
Roposch, L. Liu, F. Hefti, N. Clarke, J. Wedge: Variation in diagnostic criteria for developmental dysplasia of the hip among orthopaedic surgeons. J Children's Orthopaedics 2010; 4(1):S23.
LQ Liu, GP. Nicholson, SL. Knight, R. Chelvarajah, A. Gall, FRI Middleton, M. Ferguson-Pell, MD Craggs. Interface 'Pressure and Cutaneous Hemoglobin and Oxygenation Changes under the Ischial Tuberosities during Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation in SCI' Journal of Rehabilitation & Research Development Volume 43, Number 4, Pages 553–564, Jul-Aug, 2006.
LQ Liu, GP.Nicholson, SL. Knight, R. Chelvarajah, A. Gall, FRI Middleton, M.Ferguson-Pell, MD Craggs 'Pressure Changes under the Ischial Tuberosities of Seated Individuals during Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation' J Rehabil Res Dev. 2006 Mar-Apr;43(2):209-18.
Liu LQ, Chelvarajah R, Middleton FRI, Ferguson-Pell M, Craggs MD. Incontinence in spinal cord injury: the increased risk of sacral pressure sores and the potential bits of sacral nerve magnetic stimulation. BJU International. 94(7):1175, November 2004.
Liu, LQ, Simmon, J, Markandu, ND, MacGregor, GA, Antonios, TFT, 'Skin capillary density in hypertensive and normotensive individuals and its correlation with plasma rennin activity and ambulatory blood pressure' J HYPERTENS 22: S132-S133 Suppl. 1 FEB 2004.
Liu, LQ, Simmon, J, Markandu, ND, MacGregor, GA, Antonios, TFT 'Orthogonal Polarization Spectral (OPS) imaging of capillary microcirculation in AfroCarribean and Caucasian subjects with essential hypertension' J HYPERTENS 22: S132-S132 Suppl. 1 FEB 2004.
Liu, LQ, Simmon, J, Markandu, ND, MacGregor, GA, Antonios, TFT. 'Correlation Between 24hr Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Skin Capillary Density' Journal of Vascular Research 2002, Vol 39, Suppl.1
Antonios TFT, Liu L, Pizzi C, Cosin-Sales J, Fredericks S, Kaski JC, 'Capillary density and endothelial function in patients with treated essential hypertension and in patients with typical chest pain and normal coronary arteriograms J HYPERTENS 22: S168-S169 Suppl.1 FEB 2004.
Filer AD, Gardner-Medwin JM, Thambyrajah J, Raza K, Carruthers DM, Stevens RJ, Liu L, Lowe SE, Townend JN, Bacon PA. Diffuse endothelial dysfunction is common to ANCA associated systemic vasculitis and polyarteritis nodosa. Ann Rheum Dis. 2003 Feb;62(2):162-7.
A meta-analysis and systematic review of electrical stimulation on pressure ulcer healing in spinal cord injuries. The 25th Conference of the European Wound Management Association will be held from 13-15 May 2015 at the Excel, London.
Liu LQ, Moody J, Dyson S, Traynor M, Gall A. Electrical Stimulation for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment in people with Spinal Cord Injury: A systematic review. 53rd Annual scientific meeting of International Spinal Cord Society , Maastricht, Netherlands 2-4th September.
Liu LQ, Pengel LH, Morris PJ. Do reporting of Randomised Controlled Trials in solid organ transplantation adherence to CONSORT statement? A 3 year overview. 22-25 February 2012, Glasgow, UK.
Liu LQ, Pengel LH, Morris PJ. Reporting quality of Randomised Controlled Trials in solid organ transplantation. European Society of Transplantation Congress 5-7 September 2011, Glasgow, UK.
Liang Liu, Amaka Offiah, Jeanne Hartley, Deborah Eastwood†, A Hashemi-Nejad, A Roposch. "Pain and function in children with Avascular Necrosis of the hip" European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Meeting, 9-12 April 2010, Warsaw, Portland.
LQ Liu, SL Knight, GP Nicholson, R Chelvarajah , FRI Middleton, A Gall , M Ferguson-Pell , MD Craggs 'Pressure Changes Under The Ischial Tuberosities during Gluteal Neuromuscular Stimulations in SCI : a comparison of Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation(SNRS) against Surface FES' 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spinal Cord Society, 25-28 June 2006, Boston, USA.
LQ Liu, SL Knight, GP Nicholson, R Chelvarajah , FRI Middleton, A Gall , M Ferguson-Pell , MD Craggs 'Sacral Nerve Roots Stimulation for Ischial Pressure and Blood Perfusion changes in SCI' 44th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spinal Cord Society, 4-8 October 2005, Munich and Murnau, Germany.
LQ Liu, MD Craggs, GP.Nicholson, SL. Knight, R. Chelvarajah, A. Gall, FRI Middleton, M.Ferguson-Pell 'Pressure and Cutaneous Blood Perfusion Changes Under the Ischial Tuberosities During Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation' International Conference on Posture and Wheeled Mobility 11th -15th of April 2005, Exeter University, South West England, U.K.
Liu LQ, Chelvarajah R, Nicholson GP, Knight SL, Middleton FRI, Gall A, Ferguson-Pell M, Craggs MD 'Neuromuscular stimulation for pressure and cutaneous blood perfusion changes under the ischial tuberosities' British Neurosurgical Research meeting, The National Hospital for Neurology &Neurosurgery, Queens Square, London 3rd-4th , March 2005.
LQ Liu, MD Craggs, GP.Nicholson, SL. Knight, R. Chelvarajah, J. Bycroft, FRI Middleton, M.Ferguson-Pell 'Pressure Changes Under The Ischial Tuberosities Of Seated Individuals During Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation', the proceedings of 9th Annual IFESS Conference, 2nd Conference of FESnet, 6-9 September 2004, Bournemouth, UK.
Liu LQ, S Chapman, M Traynor, H Allan, R Deegan, A Gall.. Concordance to ‘Pressure-relief’ regimen for pressure ulcer (PrU) prevention in spinal cord injury (SCI). The 55th ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting 14th - 16th September 2016 Vienna, Austria
Liu, Liang Q. and Gall, Angela and Ferguson-Pell, Martin W. (2015) Skin blood perfusion (BP) changes under ischial tuberosity (IT) during gluteal neuromuscular stimulation (GNMS) in spinal cord injury (SCI). In: 18th Annual Meeting of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 16/09/2015 to 18/09/2015, Ghent, Belgium.
Andreas Roposch, Liang Liu, Fritz Hefti, NMP Clarke, John Wedge. Variation in Diagnostic Criteria for DDH among Orthopaedic Surgeons. 29th Annual EPOS Meeting, Zagreb (Croatia) 2010, 7th -10th April.
LQ. Liu, MD Craggs, GP.Nicholson, SL. Knight, A. Gall, R. Chelvarajah, J. Bycroft, FRI Middleton, M.Ferguson-Pell 'Ischial Pressure and Skin Blood Volume Changes during Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation in SCI.' Medical Research Society /Academy of Medical Sciences /Royal College of Physicians meeting for Clinician Scientist in Training, 23rd Feb. 2006, The Royal College of Physicians, London, UK.
Chelvarajah, R., Liu LQ, Chung, EAL, Bycroft JA, Casy ATH, & Craggs, MD ' Functional Magnetic Stimulation of the lower Thoracic nerve Roots for Assessment of Spinal Column Deformity' International Spinal Cord Society(ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Sep 2004, Athens, Greece.
Chelvarajah, R., Liu L, Chung, E,., Knight, S& Craggs, M. Topographical Optimisation of Functional Magnetic Stimulation of the lower Thoracic Nerve Roots for achieving Increased Intra-Abdominal Pressure-Therapeutic Applications in Spinal Cord Injury. European Association of Neurosurgeons winter meeting, FEB 2004,Budapest, Hungary.
Liu, Liang Q. and Moody, Julie and Deegan, Rachel and Gall, Angela (2015) What are the evidence about electrical stimulation for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment in Spinal Cord Injury? – A systematic review and meta-analysis. In: Horizons in Neuroscience Research. Volume 24. Nova Science Publishers.
£18,491 funded by Rosetrees Trust in October 2016 as a principle investigator in collaboration with London Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The project is entitled ‘A pilot study to evaluate early interventions for pressure ulcer prevention in people living with spinal cord injury.’
£48k funded from EPSRC- MDVN plus (Medical Device and Vulnerable Skin Network plus) in February 2017 as a co-investigator (Principal investigator for Middlesex University) in collabration with Queen Mary University Lonndon. The project is entitled ‘Early Detection of Pressure Injury Using Novel Wireless Epidermal Textile Sensors in Wheelchair users Living with Spinal Cord Injury’.
£2,000 funded by Hospital Saturday Funds Charity in February 2015. Using motion sensor to monitor pressure relief activities during sitting.
£11,005 1-year grant funded by Department of Adult, Child and Midwifery R&D funding. An exploration of the extent and role of adherence to 'pressure relief' regimen for pressure ulcer prevention in people living with spinal cord injury. November 2014 -July 2015
£5,951 Department of Adult, Child and Midwifery R&D funding. Sacral nerve root stimulation implant versus conventional surface FES for Pressure ulcer prevention in spinal cord injury, December 2013- August 2014
£25,000 1-year grant funded by BUPA to conduct a multi-national Developmental Dysplasia Hip (DDH) survey. February 2010- January 2011
£50,000 3-year PhD fellowship funded by Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Research Board. May 2003- April 2006.