Zhanming Liang, MBBS, MSc, PhD FCHSM

School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia

Dr Liang has spent the last decade researching and teaching in the areas of management competency, evidence-informed decision-making, health management workforce development, healthcare quality, and program planning and evaluation. Prior to becoming an academic, she worked in diverse roles as a medical practitioner, a planning and evaluation consultant and a senior manager.

Dr Liang has been the leader of the Management Competency Assessment Partnership (MCAP) Program, which has 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 working in the health sector and provide evidence to guide the direction of management training and development. In the past three years, Dr Liang has been working with partners in China and Thailand to develop the capacity in health service management training, education and research in both countries.

The book she co-authored with colleagues entitled ‘Project management in health and community services: getting good ideas to work’ has been adopted as a textbook by majority of the Master of Health Administration Programs in Australia and was translated into Mandarin and published by The People’s Medical Publishing House, China in 2018. The 3rd edition of the book was published in June 2019.

Terms of Appointment: August 2019 - July 2021