PhD. Rehabilitation Science – McGill University – 1993
MS. Rehabilitation Science – McGill University –1988
BSc Occupational Therapy – McGill University – 1984
As an occupational therapist, Dr. Liu worked with adults with dementia and mental health conditions. Her graduate work examined cognitive and functional assessments for individuals with spatial disorientation associated with dementia. She joined the University of Alberta in 1992 and assumed the position of Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in 2008.
Dr. Liu engages in inter-professional education and research. As a research affiliate with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and a Research Associate Capital Care, Dr. Liu collaoborates with community partners facilitate and support research that is practical and relevant to clinicians, clients and other stakeholders. At the University of Alberta, Dr. Liu is an Academic Co-lead, with Dr. Eleni Stroulia, for the Smart Condo™, a living lab for inter-professional learning and research.