PhD (Medicine), B Info Tech, Dip App Science (Diag Rad)


Liam is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of Telehealth Technology for the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health. 

Liam has a PhD in Medicine. His research is centred on pragmatic trials of telehealth services. Liam has a special interest in the use of telehealth for Indigenous health and rural health care delivery. He is involved in telehealth service development, delivery and evaluation across a broad range of telehealth services, namely, Princess Alexandra Hospital Telehealth Centre, Child and Youth Forensic Outerach ServiceseGROW,  Health-e-RegionsDREAMT and the Diamond Jubilee Fund’s Telehealth network. Liam uses implementation research priniciples to understand why telehealth services work well in some scenarios and not others. He evaulates the effectiveness of telehealth from multi-disciplinary perspectives including clinical effectiveness, patient perspectives, economic aspects, organisational aspects, and socio-cultural, ethical and legal aspects.

Liam also has an active research agenda in health informatics, in particular, in imaging informatics. Liam chairs the metadata group for the  International Skin Imaging Collaboration: Melanoma Project. This project is an academia and industry partnership designed to facilitate the application of digital skin imaging to help reduce melanoma mortality – his work promotes the adoption of standards for digital imaging of the skin. Liam has previously been a member of the Standards Australia IT-014 Health Informatics technical committees for telehealth and messaging and communication.

Liam is a member of the Metro South Health Telehealth Advisory Group and a member of the Queensland Health mHealth Apps Working Group. Liam is an editorial advisor for the the Health Information Management Journal.

Liam has 25 years industry experience as a health informatician. His immediate past role was the Manager of Medical Imaging Informatics at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Previously, Liam had over a decade’s clinical experience as a diagnostic radiographer.