Asst Prof Phyllis LIANG

Dr Phyllis LIANG



 
Research Assistant Professor
Email: phyllisliang@ntu.edu.sg​
Education

The University of Queensland, Australia (PhD, Occupational Therapy)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons Class 1)

Biography

Phyllis Liang completed her PhD in occupational therapy at The University of Queensland, Australia. She is a Research Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator and senior occupational therapist. She specializes in neurological rehabilitation. She is a licensed occupational therapist in both Singapore and Australia.


Academic & Professional Experience​
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist (Singapore and Australia)
  • Editorial board member of Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Mentor for Singapore Association of Occupational Therapy
  • Accredited Constraint Induced Movement Therapist

 

​​​​​Research Interest

Quality of life, psychosocial, stroke, brain injury, geriatrics, family caregiving, education, human movement, motion capture

 

​​​Project
1. Ability Data Project, $2.8 million (Clinical Program PI & Co-PI)
  • Funded by RRIS centre grant (2016-2022)
2. The Quality Of Life, Lived Experiences And Unmet Needs After Stroke (PI)
  • Funded by RRIS Research Fellowship Program, $250K (2019-2022)
3. Technology-based and instrumented assessments to evaluate upper limb function during activities of daily living (PI)
  • Funded by National Research Foundation, $1.075 million (2020-2025)
4. The perceptions of the robotic exoskeleton and the factors influencing the utilization of robotic exoskeletons for rehabilitation among users (Co-I)
  • Internally funded by RRIS and NUH (2020-2024)
5. Fitness to drive for vocational drivers in Singapore (Co-I)
  • Internally funded by RRIS, TTSH, Singapore Medical Association (2020-2021)
6. Guiding best practice clinical care with In-Silico Rehabilitation and Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM 1D) for unilateral chronic hemiparetic stroke and trans-tibial amputation (Co-I)
  • Funded by RRIS rehabilitation research grant (2019-2022)
7. Assistive Robotic Arm Extender (Collaborator)
  • Funded by RRIS Rehabilitation Research Grant

 

Publication
  1. Tan, B., Yeh, I., & Liang, P. (2021). Occupational Therapy Students’ Experiences of Team-Based Learning: A Multi-year Study. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 5(1). Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol5/iss1/8
  2. Liang, P.*, Kwong, W. H., Sidarta, A., Yap, C. K., Tan, W. K., Lim, L. S., . . . Ang, W. T. (2020). An Asian-centric human movement database capturing activities of daily living. Scientific Data (Nature), 7(1), 290. doi:10.1038/s41597-020-00627-7
  3. Liang, P.*, Lie, E., Ibrahim, M., Chan, M. Y., Geok Chua, K. S., & Kong, K. H. (2020). A meta-aggregative review of qualitative studies on the lived experiences of stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 101(11), e112. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2020.09.342
  4. Liang, P.*, Kwong, W. H., Sidarta, A., Yap, C. K., Tan, W. K., Lim, L. S., . . . Ang, W. T. (2020). Normative and stroke human movement database: Potential for predicting recovery. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 101(11), e68. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2020.09.205
  5. Kwong, W.H., Sidarta, A., Chua, K., Ang, W.T., Liang, P., … Donnelly, C.J. (2020). Recommendations for minimum trial numbers during walking gait. ISBS Proceedings Archive, 38(1), Article 41. Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/41
  6. Tan, B. L., Yeh, I., & Liang, P. (2020). Occupational Therapy students’ experience of team-based learning: A multi-year study. Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.
  7. Lambercy, O., Lehner, R., Chua, K., Wee, S.K., Rajeswaran, D.K., Kuah, C.W.K., Ang, W.T., Liang, P., … Gassert, R. (2020). Neurorehabilitation from a distance: can intelligent technology support decentralized access to quality therapy? Manuscript submitted for review.
  8. Liang, P.*, Fleming, J., Gustafsson, L., Griffin, J., & Liddle, J. (2017).  Family members’ experiences of driving disruption after acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 31(4), 517-525. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1283058
  9. Liang, P.*, Fleming, J., Gustafsson, L., & Liddle, J. (2017). Occupational experience of caregiving during driving disruption following an acquired brain injury. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(1), 30-38. doi:10.1177/0308022616668359
  10. Liang, P.*, Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., & Fleming, J. (2017). Family members' needs and experiences of driving disruption over time following an acquired brain injury: An evolving issue. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(14), 1398-1407. doi:10.1080/09638288.2016.1196397
  11. Liang, P., Liddle, J., Fleming, J., & Gustafsson, L. (2017). Capturing the impact of driving disruption after acquired brain injury on family members using maps. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(S2), 40.
  12. Liang, P., Fleming, J., Gustafsson, L., & Liddle, J. (2017). Caregiving during driving disruption following an acquired brain injury: Occupational experiences of family members. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(S2), 50.
  13. Liang, P.*, Liddle, J., Fleming, J., & Gustafsson, L. (2016). Family members’ narratives of lifespace: Mapping changes before and after a brain injury causing driving disruption. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(3), 164-174. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12258
  14. Liang, P.*, Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., & Fleming, J. (2015) Family members' needs and experiences of driving disruption due to health conditions or ageing, Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(22), 2114-2129.
  15. Liddle, J., & Liang, P. (2016). Mixed evidence exists for Internet-based education and support interventions for caregivers of someone with a chronic health condition in enhancing wellbeing and decreasing stress. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(2), 137-138. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12275
  16. Liddle, J., Tan, A., Liang, P., Bennett, S., Allen, S., Lie, D. C., & Pachana, N. A. (2016). “The biggest problem we’ve ever had to face”: How families manage driving cessation with people with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(1), 109-122. doi:10.1017/S1041610215001441
  17. Tan, A., Liddle, J., Liang, P., Bennett, S., Allen, S., Lie, D., & Pachana, N. (2015). “We tried everything”: Family experiences in managing the challenges of driving cessation with people with dementia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 62(S1), 50.
  18. Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., Liang, P., Hoyle, M., Aplin, T. (2014). The impact of UQDRIVE groups for older people on personal transport and lifestyle issues after driving cessation. WFOT 2014: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 146.
  19. Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., Liang, P., Pachana, N., Hoyle, M., Mitchell, G., & McKenna, K. (2012). A driving cessation program to identify and improve transport and lifestyle issues of older retired and retiring drivers. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(05), 794-802. doi:10.1017/S1041610211002560
  20. Liddle, J., Gustafsson, L., Pachana, N., Mitchell, G., Liang, P., Lua, S., Hoyle, M., Aplin, T., & McKenna, K. (2011). Satisfaction with UQDrive groups for older people and the impact on transport and lifestyle goals. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(S1), 9.

Conference

  1. Tan, B. L., Yeh, I., & Liang, P. (January 2021). Occupational Therapy students’ experience of team-based learning: A multi-year study. Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference: Continuing medication education: Building resilience in challenge times; 22-24 January 2021, Singapore.
  2. Liang, P.*, Kwong, W.H., Sidarta, A., Yap, C.K., Tan, W.K., Lim, L.S., Chan, P.Y., Kuah, C.W.K., Wee, S.K., Chua, K., Quek, C., & Ang, W.T. (October 2020). Normative and stroke human movement database: Potential for predicting recovery. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 97th Annual Conference: Progress in rehabilitation research; 21-24 October 2020, Atlanta, United States.
  3. Liang, P.*, Lie, E., Ibrahim, M.J., Chan, M.Y., Chua, K., Kong, K.H. (October 2020). A meta-aggregative review of qualitative studies on the lived experiences of stroke. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 97th Annual Conference: Progress in rehabilitation research; 21-24 October 2020, Atlanta, United States.
  4. Sidarta, A., Kwong, W. H., Liang, P., Chan, P.Y., Yap, C.K., Lim, L.K., … Ang, W.T. (July 2020). Understanding patterns of interlimb joint coordination during locomotion in stroke survivors. CAREhab 6th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference 2020. 17-18 July 2020, Singapore.
  5. Tan, B. L., Yeh, I., & Liang, P. (January 2020). Occupational Therapy students’ experience of team-based learning: A multi-year study. Applied Learning Conference: Developing future-ready talents in an era of disruptive change; 30-31 January 2020, Singapore.
  6. Chan, P.Y., Liang, P.*, Kwong, W. H., Lim, L.S., Leo, K.H., Sidarta, A., Yap, C.K., Tan, W.K., Seow, G., & Ang, W.T. (October 2019). Improving the accuracy of tracking anatomical markers during optical motion capture with a novel forearm rigid cluster. Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress: Sustainable Healthcare through Innovation; 10-13 October 2019, Singapore.
  7. Liang, P.*, Liddle, J., Fleming, J., & Gustafsson, L. (2017). Capturing the impact of driving disruption after acquired brain injury on family members using maps. Occupational Therapy Australia 27th National Conference and Exhibition; 19-21 July 2017, Australia.
  8. Liang, P.*, Fleming, J., Gustafsson, L., & Liddle, J. (2017). Caregiving during driving disruption following an acquired brain injury: Occupational experiences of family members. Occupational Therapy Australia 27th National Conference and Exhibition; 19-21 July 2017, Australia.
  9. Liddle, J., Liang, P., Nussio, A., Barr, C., & George, S. (July 2017). Adapting a driving cessation intervention for a new client group: The CarFreeMe program for people who have sustained complex trauma injuries in South Australia. Occupational Therapy Australia 27th National Conference and Exhibition; 19-21 July 2017, Australia.
  10. Liang, P.*, Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., & Fleming, J. (March 2017). “Am I just a taxi driver?”: A scoping review of caregivers’ experiences and needs of driving disruption in dementia, aging and other population groups. 5th Singapore International Neurocognitive Symposium: Early Intervention for a Better Tomorrow; 17-18 March 2017, Singapore.
  11. Liang, P.*, Liddle, J., Bennett, S., Tan, A., Allen, S., Lie, D., & Pachana, N. (March 2017).  Family caregivers’ management of driving cessation with people with dementia. 5th Singapore International Neurocognitive Symposium: Early Intervention for a Better Tomorrow; 17-18 March 2017, Singapore.
  12. Liang, P.*, Fleming, J., Gustafsson, L., Griffin, J., & Liddle, J. (September 2016). Assuming the driver role: A mixed methods study examining family members’ experiences of driving disruption after acquired brain injury. 39th Annual Brain Impairment Conference: Translating knowledge into practice: Evidence, lessons and challenges; 26-28 September 2016, Macau.
  13. Liang, P.*, Liddle, J., Fleming, J., & Gustafsson, L. (October 2015). Family members’ narratives of lifespace changes before and after brain injury causing driving disruption: Mapping as a novel tool. 24th annual Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Healthcare Symposium: Integrity and Integration in Healthcare Delivery; 12-16 October 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
  14. Liang, P.*, Liddle, J., Fleming, J., & Gustafsson, L. (July 2015).  Mapping lifespace as a tool to enhance narratives: Understanding the needs, outcomes and experiences of family members during driving disruption following a brain injury. 5th International Neuropsychology Society/ Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment: Implementing knowledge to improve outcomes; 1-4 July 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  15. Tan, A., Liddle, J., Liang, P., Bennett, S., Allen, S., Lie, D., & Pachana, N. (October 2015). “It was hard for both of us in a totally different way”: Diverse family experiences and needs in managing driving cessation with people with dementia. National Occupational Therapy Conference; 9-10 October 2015, Singapore.
  16. Tan, A., Liddle, J., Liang, P., Bennett, S., Allen, S., Lie. D., & Pachana, N. (July 2015). “We tried everything”: Family experiences in managing the challenges of driving cessation with people with dementia. Occupational Therapy Australia 26th National Conference & Exhibition: Changes challenges choices; 1-3 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  17. Liang, P.*, Gustafsson, L., Fleming, J. & Liddle, J. (June 2015). Family members’ needs and experiences related to driving disruption after an acquired brain injury. Moving Ahead: Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery Meeting; 30 June 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  18. Liang, P.*, Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., & Fleming, J. (November 2014). It’s not just about the driver: A scoping review of families’ experiences and needs of driving disruption across population groups. The University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Post-Graduate Research Conference; 26 November 2014, Brisbane, Australia.
  19. Liang, P.*, Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., & Fleming, J. (October 2014). Family members’ experiences of driving disruption due to health conditions or ageing. Occupational Therapy Australia Queensland State Conference: Engage, Inspire, Advance; 23-25 October 2014, Noosa Heads, Australia.
  20. Liang, P.*, Gustafsson, L., Fleming, J. & Liddle, J. (February 2014). Family members’ needs and experiences related to driving disruption following traumatic brain injury. Occupational Therapy Research in Progress Meeting; 28 February 2014, University of Queensland, Australia.
Awarded Best Conference Presentation. 

  • Liang, P.*, Fleming, J., Gustafsson, L., Griffin, J., & Liddle, J. (September 2016). Assuming the driver role: A mixed methods study examining family members’ experiences of driving disruption after acquired brain injury. 39th Annual Brain Impairment Conference: Translating knowledge into practice: Evidence, lessons and challenges; 26-28 September 2016, Macau.

Awarded travel grant for conference.

  • Liang, P.*, Liddle, J., Fleming, J., & Gustafsson, L. (October 2015). Family members’ narratives of lifespace changes before and after brain injury causing driving disruption: Mapping as a novel tool. 24th annual Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Healthcare Symposium: Integrity and Integration in Healthcare Delivery; 12-16 October 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
  •  Liang, P.*, Liddle, J., Fleming, J., & Gustafsson, L. (July 2015).  Mapping lifespace as a tool to enhance narratives: Understanding the needs, outcomes and experiences of family members during driving disruption following a brain injury. 5th International Neuropsychology Society/ Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment: Implementing knowledge to improve outcomes; 1-4 July 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tan, A.*, Liddle, J., Liang, P., Bennett, S., Allen, S., Lie. D., & Pachana, N. (July 2015). “We tried everything”: Family experiences in managing the challenges of driving cessation with people with dementia. Occupational Therapy Australia 26th National Conference & Exhibition: Changes challenges choices; 1-3 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Liang, P.*, GGustafsson, L., Fleming, J. & Liddle, J. (June 2015). Family members’ needs and experiences related to driving disruption after an acquired brain injury. Moving Ahead: Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery Meeting; 30 June 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  • Liang, P.*, GGustafsson, L., Liddle, J., & Fleming, J. (November 2014). It’s not just about the driver: A scoping review of families’ experiences and needs of driving disruption across population groups. The University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Post-Graduate Research Conference; 26 November 2014, Brisbane, Australia. 

Awarded Best Presentation for Occupational Therapy. 

  • Liang, P.*, GGustafsson, L., Liddle, J., & Fleming, J. (October 2014). Family members’ experiences of driving disruption due to health conditions or ageing. Occupational Therapy Australia Queensland State Conference: Engage, Inspire, Advance; 23-25 October 2014, Noosa Heads, Australia. 
  • Liang, P.*, GGustafsson, L., Fleming, J. & Liddle, J. (February 2014). Family members’ needs and experiences related to driving disruption following traumatic brain injury. Occupational Therapy Research in Progress Meeting; 28 February 2014, University of Queensland, Australia.​