Dr Julie Liao obtained her medical degree from the Peking University Health Science Center in 2004 and worked as a public health doctor in a center for disease control and prevention in Mainland China after graduation. She started her postgraduate studies in the University of Hong Kong in 2006 and obtained her PhD degree in 2011.
Dr Liao's research interests include risk communication, risk perception, behavioral decision making in relation to public health, behavioural interventions and mHealth. She has made great effort to apply theories/methodologies from public health, health psychology and behavioural decision science for understanding public behavioural health and implementing interventions for changing people’s behaviours.
Liao Q, Wu P, Lam WWT, Cowling BJ, Fielding R (2018). Trajectories of public psycho-behavioural responses relating to influenza A(H7N9) over the winter of 2014-15 in Hong Kong. Psychol Health; 15: 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2018. [2017IF=2.459] (Ranked 31 out of 157 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”; Ranked 29 out of 135 under the category of “Psychology, Multidisciplinary”)
Liao Q, Lam WWT, Cowling BJ, Fielding R (2018). Parental perspectives on hand, foot, and mouth disease among children in Hong Kong: a longitudinal study. Epidemiol Infect; 146: 324-332. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268818000018.[2017IF=2.044] (Ranked 76 out of 181 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”)
Cui B, Liao Q, Lam WWT, Liu ZP, Fielding R (2017). Avian influenza A/H7N9 risk perception, information trust and adoption of protective behaviours among poultry farmers in Jiangsu Province, China. BMC Public Health; 17:463. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4364-y.[2017 IF=2.420] (Ranked 63 out of 181 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”)
Liao Q, Lam WW, Cowling BJ, Fielding R (2016).Psychosocial influences on parental decision-making regarding vaccination against seasonal influenza for young children in Hong Kong: a longitudinal study, 2012-2013. Int J Behav Med; 23:621-34. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-016-9551-1.[2017 IF=2.012] (Ranked 61 out of 127 under the category of “Psychology Clinical”)
Liao Q, Cowling B, Wu P, Leung GM, Fielding R, Lam WWT (2015) Population Behavior Patterns in Response to the Risk of Influenza A(H7N9) in Hong Kong, December 2013–February 2014. Int J Behav Med; 22: 672-682. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-015-9465-3. [2013 IF=2.210] (Ranked 41 out of 88 under the category of “Psychology Clinical”) [link]
Liao Q, Cowling BJ, Lam WW, Ng DM, Fielding R (2014). Anxiety, worry and cognitive risk estimate in relation to protective behaviors during the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic in Hong Kong: ten cross-sectional surveys. BMC Infect Dis; 14:169. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-169. [2013IF=2.561] (Ranked 35 out of 72 under the category of "Infectious Diseases") [link]
Liao Q, Wong WS & Fielding R (2013). How do anticipated worry and regret predict influenza vaccination uptake among Chinese adults? Vaccine; 31: 4084-4090. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.07.009. [2013 IF =3.485] (Ranked 53out of 144 under the category of “Immunology”) (Ranked 35 out of 124 under the category of “Medicine, Research & Experimental”) [link]
Liao Q, Cowling BJ, Lam WT & Fielding R (2011). Changing perception of avian influenza risk, Hong Kong, 2006-2010. Emerg Infect Dis; 17: 2379-80. DOI: 10.3201/eid1712.110298. [2013 IF=7.327] (Ranked 3 out of 72 under the category of “Infectious Diseases”) [link]
Liao Q, Cowling BJ, Lam WW & Fielding R (2011). Factors affecting intention to receive and self-reported receipt of 2009 pandemic (H1N1) vaccine in Hong Kong: a longitudinal study. PloS ONE; 6: e17713. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017713. [2013 IF=3.534] (Ranked 8 of 55 under the category of “Multidisciplinary Sciences”) [link]
Liao Q, Cowling BJ, Lam WW & Fielding R (2011). The influence of social-cognitive factors on personal hygiene practices to protect against influenzas: using modelling to compare avian A/H5N1 and 2009 pandemic A/H1N1 influenzas in Hong Kong. Int J Behav Med; 18, 93-104. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-010-9123-8. [2013 JCR Social Science IF=2.210] (Ranked 41 out of 88 under the category of “Psychology Clinical”) [link]