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Dr Henry Liu

Senior Lecturer

Department: Architecture and Built Environment


Dr Henry Liu

Dr Henry Liu is a Senior Lecturer in Built Environment at Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University, UK and a Fellow of UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA). Dr Liu has a Master of Construction Management (by research) from Deakin University, Australia, with the research emanating from this degree receiving the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Australasian Award for Research Excellence. In 2016, Dr Liu was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering from Curtin University, Australia.

Dr Liu’s research aims to ensure relevance to practice. His research interests focus on a number of research areas that include Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), performance measurement of infrastructure projects, transport resilience, workforce planning of infrastructure projects and infrastructure procurement. He is now serving as a regular reviewer for many international journals. Dr Liu is a research-active academic and has authored and co-authored more than 40 scholarly articles, most of which have been published in leading journals such as ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Automation in Construction, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, Production Planning & Control, Cities and International Journal of Project Management.

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Campus Address

Sutherland Building 114
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Civil Engineering PhD March 04 2016
  • Construction Managment MPhil April 20 2012
  • Public Administration LLB (Hons) September 06 2004
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy 2018
  • Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2016

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Herny Liu has a variety of research interests, with a particular to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), performance measurement of infrastructure projects, transport infrastructure resilience, workforce planning of infrastructure projects and infrastructure procurement.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Conceptual framework of life-cycle performance measurement, Liu, H., Love, P., Sing, M., Niu, B., Zhao, J. 17 Oct 2019, In: Transportation Research, Part D: Transport and Environment
  • Ex Post Evaluation of Economic Infrastructure Assets, Liu, H., Love, P., Sing, M., Smith, J. 1 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Infrastructure Systems
  • Rehabilitation of Existing Building Stock, Sing, M., Love, P., Liu, H. 1 Apr 2019, In: Cities
  • VfM assessment of transport PPPs, Zhao, J., Liu, H., Sing, M., Jin, X., Humphrey, R. 22 Sep 2019, AUBEA 2019, Australasian Universities Building Education Association
  • Critical Analysis on Construction Workforce Sustainability in Developed Economy, Sing, M., Tam, V., Fung, I., Liu, H. Oct 2018, In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability
  • Evaluation of public–private partnerships: A life-cycle Performance Prism for ensuring value for money, Liu, H., Love, P., Smith, J., Sing, M., Matthews, J. 1 Sep 2018, In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
  • From Design to Operations: A Process Management Life-Cycle Performance Measurement System for Public-Private Partnerships, Liu, H., Love, P., Smith, J., Irani, Z., Hajli, N., Sing, M. 2018, In: Production Planning & Control
  • Cost Performance of Public Infrastructure Projects: The Nemesis and Nirvana of Change-Orders, Love, P., Irani, Z., Smith, J., Regan, M., Liu, H. 2017, In: Production Planning & Control
  • Management of Issues in the Delivery of Airport Infrastructure within Western Australia, Lopez, R., Mascione, D., Liu, H. Oct 2017, In: Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law

PGR Supervision

  • Orsolya Bokor Start: 31/10/2019
  • Jianfeng Zhao Start: 01/10/2018


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