Henry Liang



PhD Chinese herbal medicine for managing lung cancer. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. (2003)

Dr Henry Liang is Coordinator for Clinical Practice and lecturer in the Chinese Medicine Program in the School of Science and Health. He joined the Western Sydney University in 2005 as Head of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program (2005 - 2009).

Prior to his Western Sydney University appointment, Dr Liang was the Principal of Sydney Institute of TCM (SITCM, 1997 - 2005), where he played a lead role in upgrading and developing TCM courses. He was a key participant in the establishment and development of the academic collaboration between SITCM and Western Sydney University.

Dr Liang holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Guangzhou University of TCM in China. He specialises in supportive cancer care with Chinese herbal medicine. Dr Liang was the president of the New South Wales Association of Chinese Medicine, and a member of the editorial committee for the Australian Guidelines for Traditional Chinese Medicine Education.

Grants / Projects

Dr Liang's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including industry and professional associations.

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Research Interests

Henry is interested in the role of Chinese medicine as supportive treatment in cancer and the effect of Chinese medicine on survival and quality of life of cancer patients. He also has considerable clinical experience in using Chinese medicine for supportive care of cancer sufferers.


Book Chapter

Liang H, Chang D. Clinical Trials of Chinese medicine for the treatment of cancer In: Cho WCS, editor. Supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine. Dordrecht  Springer Science+Business Media B.V.; 2010. p. 271-9