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Dr Zhanming Liang Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Public Health

Dr Liang has been involved in health service management teaching and research for more than a decade with her research focusing on managerial competency, management workforce development and capacity building, evidence-informed decision-making, and project management in the healthcare sector. Prior to becoming an academic, she worked in diverse roles such as medical practitioner, planning and evaluation consultant and senior manager. The book she co-authored with her colleagues titled Project management in health and community services: getting good ideas to work has been recognised as the best project management book for health sectors in Australia.

Dr Liang has been leading the Management Competency Assessment Partnership Project (MCAP) since 2009 which resulted in the development and validation of an evidence-based Managerial Competency Assessment Tool. The MCAP Tool can assess the competence of middle and senior level managers in hospitals and community health services. In the past couple of years, she has been working with partners in China and Thailand to contribute to developing capacity in health service management training, education and research in both countries.

Dr Liang is the President of The Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE) and an Adjunct Professor at Naresuan University, Thailand.

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