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Professor Siaw-Teng Liaw
Professor Siaw-Teng Liaw MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FACHI is Professor of General Practice and Director of the Academic General Practice Unit based at Fairfield Hospital. His R&D program "Information-enhanced integrated care of chronic disease" focuses on primary and integrated care informatics, information quality and clinical decision support, focused on chronic disease management and quality use of medicines in mainstream and Aboriginal communities.
His portfolio as a CI in the NHMRC Centre of Excellence in eHealth is centred on patient/consumer health informatics and social networking technology. Professor Liaw is nationally and internationally acknowledged as a leading general practice and health informatics researcher.
Teng sits on the NSW Health Acute Care Taskforce and is currently involved with promoting and standardizing activities on clinical handover between general practice, community-based and hospital-based facilities. He also sits on the Research & Teaching Subcommittee and a number of service-related committees to do with chronic disease management in the SW Sydney Local Health District.
Further to this, Teng sits on the editorial boards of a number of family/general practice and health informatics journals, a number of peer-review panels for national and international competitive grants and scientific conferences, the American Medical Informatics associations (AMIA) International Affairs Committee and the International Medical informatics Association (IMIA) Academy Task Group. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics and was President from 2005-2007.
He is also a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne and sits on the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National Research Committee. Currently, he is the Chair of the RACGP National Research, Evaluation and Ethics Committee.