Dr Anthony Liu

Senior Lecturer
Paediatrics & Child Health, Nepean Clinical School

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

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Biographical details

Dr Liu is Senior Lecturer – Paediatrics at the Sydney Medical School Nepean. He is also affiliated with the Charles Perkins Centre Nepean and an Honorary Associate in General Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

Graduating from the University of Sydney, Dr Liu pursued his Paediatric career, training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (Children’s Hospital at Westmead). After obtaining his Masters in Public Health he commenced his scientific career at Nepean Hospital in 2004. With his passion for teaching, he went on to complete a Masters in Medical Education. Since his academic employment at Nepean Hospital, he became Head of Department of Paediatrics from 2005 for the next 12 years. He was heavily involved in developing, strengthening and planning Paediatric services for the Nepean Blue Mountains area health. In addition to this, he has continued to have multiple teaching and supervisory responsibilities at the University of Sydney.

Research interests

Dr Liu’s main areas of interest are the developmental origins of health and disease with a specific focus on perinatology and research methodology include data linkages. Other research interests include infants of substance using mothers and paediatric and adolescent diabetes.

Current projects

  • Foetal origins of diseases
  • How maternal factors influence foetal growth patterns
  • The effects of maternal obesity in perinatal medicine
  • The effects of climate on pregnancy
  • Maternal-foetal evolutionary conflict
  • Applying artificial intelligence to image-processing of fetal ultrasounds
  • Paediatric diabetes and transition to adult medicine.

Associations

Paediatric research is a particular strength at Nepean. We have the Charles Perkins Centre Nepean and we also have established collaborations with the Clinical School at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Nepean has a strong community base and places paediatric research within the context of the entire life cycle by collaborations with researchers in other medical and non-medical specialities, from obstetrics and neonatology through to geriatrics and dietetics.

Selected grants

2009

  • Maternal nutritional status of opiate-dependent preganacies associated with intrauterine growth restriction: a prospective study; Liu A, Nanan R; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Lockhart, F., Liu, A., Champion, B., Peek, M., Nanan, R., Poulton, A. (2017). The effect of cigarette smoking during Pregnancy on endocrine Pancreatic Function and Fetal growth: a Pilot study. Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Shrestha, S., Nanan, R. (2016). Lipaemia in lipoprotein lipase deficiency. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(5), 576-576. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Juarez, J., Nair, A., Nanan, R. (2015). Feeding modalities and the onset of the neonatal abstinence syndrome. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 3, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Ojha, R., Liu, A., Rai, D., Nanan, R. (2015). Review of Simulation in Pediatrics: The Evolution of a Revolution. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 3, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Tripp, N., Hainey, K., Liu, A., Poulton, A., Peek, M., Kim, J., Nanan, R. (2014). An emerging model of maternity care: Smartphone, midwife, doctor? Women and Birth, 27(1), 64-67. [More Information]
  • Byström, M., Liu, A., Quinton, A., Champion, B., Robledo, K., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2014). Gestational Diabetes Independently Increases Birth Length and Augments the Effects of Maternal BMI on Birth Weight: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2(112), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Nagar, S., Nanan, R., Liu, A. (2014). High-flow nasal cannulae in very preterm infants after extubation. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(4), 384-384. [More Information]
  • Babajanyan, A., Nanan, R., Liu, A. (2014). Isolated Gigantism of Digits. The Journal of Pediatrics, 165(4), 874. [More Information]
  • Schulson, M., Liu, A., Bjorkman, T., Quinton, A., Robledo, K., Benzie, R., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2014). Mid-Gestational Enlargement of Fetal Thalami in Women Exposed to Methadone during Pregnancy. Frontiers in Surgery, 1, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ojha, R., Liu, A., Champion, B., Hibbert, E., Nanan, R. (2014). Spaced scenario demonstrations improve knowledge and confidence in pediatric acute illness management. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Kanaan, T., Liu, A., Leroi, M., Nanan, R. (2013). A multicentre survey of hepatitis C awareness in a high-risk population. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(8), 649-653. [More Information]
  • Bradbeer, L., Thakkar, S., Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2013). Childhood headache and H. pylori: A possible association. Australian Family Physician, 42(1/2), 134-136. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Carlsson, E., Nilsson, S., Oei, J., Bajuk, B., Peek, M., Martin, A., Nanan, R. (2013). Hypertensive disease of pregnancy is associated with decreased risk for respiratory distress syndrome in moderate preterm neonates. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 32(2), 169-177. [More Information]
  • Thomas, E., Bhurawala, H., Liu, A. (2013). Medication for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and criminality. New England Journal of Medicine, 368(8), 775-775. [More Information]
  • Poulton, A., Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2012). Budesonide in preschool-age children with recurrent wheezing. New England Journal of Medicine, 366(6), 570-570. [More Information]
  • Suresh, A., Liu, A., Poulton, A., Quinton, A., Amer, Z., Mongelli, M., Martin, A., Benzie, R., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2012). Comparison of maternal abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness and body mass index as markers for pregnancy outcomes: A stratified cohort study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(5), 420-426. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Bjorkman, T., Stewart, C., Nanan, R. (2011). Pharmacological Treatment of Neonatal Opiate Withdrawal: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2011 (Article ID 935631), 935631-1-935631-5. [More Information]
  • Delsing, C., van den Wittenboer, E., Liu, A., Peek, M., Quinton, A., Mongelli, M., Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2011). The relationship between maternal opiate use, amphetamine use and smoking on fetal growth. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(5), 446-451. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Sithamparanathan, S., Jones, M., Cook, C., Nanan, R. (2010). Growth restriction in pregnancies of opioid-dependent mothers. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 95(4), F258-F262. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2010). Maternal methadone dose at delivery and neonatal abstinence syndrome. The Journal of Pediatrics, 157(6), 1044; author reply 1044-5. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Jones, M., Murray, H., Cook, C., Nanan, R. (2010). Perinatal risk factors for the neonatal abstinence syndrome in infants born to women on methadone maintenance therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(3), 253-258. [More Information]
  • Tetstall, E., Liu, A., An, E., Canalese, J., Nanan, R. (2009). Pregnancy and neonatal characteristics of opioid-dependent Indigenous Australians: a rural and metropolitan comparison. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(3), 279-284. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., An, E., Murray, H., Tetstall, E., Leroi, M., Nanan, R. (2009). Screening for hepatitis C virus infection in methadone-maintained mothers and their infants. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(10), 535-538. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Sy, C., Nanan, R. (2009). What's your diagnosis? Blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 46(5), 264. [More Information]
  • Nanan, R., Liu, A., Fletcher, J. (2008). Ambulatory oral amoxicillin for severe pneumonia in children. The Lancet, 371(9621), 1333-1334. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2008). Bi-acromial dimples. International Journal Of Dermatology, 47(6), 594-595. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2008). Methadone Maintenance and Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Period. Pediatrics, 121(4), 869. [More Information]
  • Nanan, R., Liu, A., Poulton, A. (2008). Nasal CPAP for Very Preterm Infants. New England Journal of Medicine, 358(23), 2520-2521. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Briody, J., Munns, C., Waugh, M. (2008). Regional changes in bone mineral density following spinal cord injury in children. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 11(1), 51-59. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Hogan, P., Nanan, R. (2006). Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 91(5), 382-382. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Dao-Ung, L., McDonald, D., Nanan, R. (2006). Chronic gingivitis in a new BTK mutation. European Journal of Haematology, 76, 171-175. [More Information]
  • Adlington, K., Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2006). Sleep disturbances in the disabled child. Australian Family Physician, 35(9), 711-713. [More Information]

2017

  • Lockhart, F., Liu, A., Champion, B., Peek, M., Nanan, R., Poulton, A. (2017). The effect of cigarette smoking during Pregnancy on endocrine Pancreatic Function and Fetal growth: a Pilot study. Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 1-6. [More Information]

2016

  • Liu, A., Shrestha, S., Nanan, R. (2016). Lipaemia in lipoprotein lipase deficiency. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(5), 576-576. [More Information]

2015

  • Liu, A., Juarez, J., Nair, A., Nanan, R. (2015). Feeding modalities and the onset of the neonatal abstinence syndrome. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 3, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Ojha, R., Liu, A., Rai, D., Nanan, R. (2015). Review of Simulation in Pediatrics: The Evolution of a Revolution. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 3, 1-6. [More Information]

2014

  • Tripp, N., Hainey, K., Liu, A., Poulton, A., Peek, M., Kim, J., Nanan, R. (2014). An emerging model of maternity care: Smartphone, midwife, doctor? Women and Birth, 27(1), 64-67. [More Information]
  • Byström, M., Liu, A., Quinton, A., Champion, B., Robledo, K., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2014). Gestational Diabetes Independently Increases Birth Length and Augments the Effects of Maternal BMI on Birth Weight: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2(112), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Nagar, S., Nanan, R., Liu, A. (2014). High-flow nasal cannulae in very preterm infants after extubation. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(4), 384-384. [More Information]
  • Babajanyan, A., Nanan, R., Liu, A. (2014). Isolated Gigantism of Digits. The Journal of Pediatrics, 165(4), 874. [More Information]
  • Schulson, M., Liu, A., Bjorkman, T., Quinton, A., Robledo, K., Benzie, R., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2014). Mid-Gestational Enlargement of Fetal Thalami in Women Exposed to Methadone during Pregnancy. Frontiers in Surgery, 1, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ojha, R., Liu, A., Champion, B., Hibbert, E., Nanan, R. (2014). Spaced scenario demonstrations improve knowledge and confidence in pediatric acute illness management. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2, 1-6. [More Information]

2013

  • Kanaan, T., Liu, A., Leroi, M., Nanan, R. (2013). A multicentre survey of hepatitis C awareness in a high-risk population. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(8), 649-653. [More Information]
  • Bradbeer, L., Thakkar, S., Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2013). Childhood headache and H. pylori: A possible association. Australian Family Physician, 42(1/2), 134-136. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Carlsson, E., Nilsson, S., Oei, J., Bajuk, B., Peek, M., Martin, A., Nanan, R. (2013). Hypertensive disease of pregnancy is associated with decreased risk for respiratory distress syndrome in moderate preterm neonates. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 32(2), 169-177. [More Information]
  • Thomas, E., Bhurawala, H., Liu, A. (2013). Medication for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and criminality. New England Journal of Medicine, 368(8), 775-775. [More Information]

2012

  • Poulton, A., Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2012). Budesonide in preschool-age children with recurrent wheezing. New England Journal of Medicine, 366(6), 570-570. [More Information]
  • Suresh, A., Liu, A., Poulton, A., Quinton, A., Amer, Z., Mongelli, M., Martin, A., Benzie, R., Peek, M., Nanan, R. (2012). Comparison of maternal abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness and body mass index as markers for pregnancy outcomes: A stratified cohort study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(5), 420-426. [More Information]

2011

  • Liu, A., Bjorkman, T., Stewart, C., Nanan, R. (2011). Pharmacological Treatment of Neonatal Opiate Withdrawal: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2011 (Article ID 935631), 935631-1-935631-5. [More Information]
  • Delsing, C., van den Wittenboer, E., Liu, A., Peek, M., Quinton, A., Mongelli, M., Poulton, A., Nanan, R. (2011). The relationship between maternal opiate use, amphetamine use and smoking on fetal growth. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(5), 446-451. [More Information]

2010

  • Liu, A., Sithamparanathan, S., Jones, M., Cook, C., Nanan, R. (2010). Growth restriction in pregnancies of opioid-dependent mothers. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 95(4), F258-F262. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2010). Maternal methadone dose at delivery and neonatal abstinence syndrome. The Journal of Pediatrics, 157(6), 1044; author reply 1044-5. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Jones, M., Murray, H., Cook, C., Nanan, R. (2010). Perinatal risk factors for the neonatal abstinence syndrome in infants born to women on methadone maintenance therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(3), 253-258. [More Information]

2009

  • Tetstall, E., Liu, A., An, E., Canalese, J., Nanan, R. (2009). Pregnancy and neonatal characteristics of opioid-dependent Indigenous Australians: a rural and metropolitan comparison. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(3), 279-284. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., An, E., Murray, H., Tetstall, E., Leroi, M., Nanan, R. (2009). Screening for hepatitis C virus infection in methadone-maintained mothers and their infants. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(10), 535-538. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Sy, C., Nanan, R. (2009). What's your diagnosis? Blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 46(5), 264. [More Information]

2008

  • Nanan, R., Liu, A., Fletcher, J. (2008). Ambulatory oral amoxicillin for severe pneumonia in children. The Lancet, 371(9621), 1333-1334. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2008). Bi-acromial dimples. International Journal Of Dermatology, 47(6), 594-595. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2008). Methadone Maintenance and Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Period. Pediatrics, 121(4), 869. [More Information]
  • Nanan, R., Liu, A., Poulton, A. (2008). Nasal CPAP for Very Preterm Infants. New England Journal of Medicine, 358(23), 2520-2521. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Briody, J., Munns, C., Waugh, M. (2008). Regional changes in bone mineral density following spinal cord injury in children. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 11(1), 51-59. [More Information]

2006

  • Liu, A., Hogan, P., Nanan, R. (2006). Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 91(5), 382-382. [More Information]
  • Liu, A., Dao-Ung, L., McDonald, D., Nanan, R. (2006). Chronic gingivitis in a new BTK mutation. European Journal of Haematology, 76, 171-175. [More Information]
  • Adlington, K., Liu, A., Nanan, R. (2006). Sleep disturbances in the disabled child. Australian Family Physician, 35(9), 711-713. [More Information]

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