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Dr Liew has been in clinical practice as an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in spine surgery since 1997 in Melbourne, Australia. She is a VMO at The Royal Children's Hospital as a member of the Scoliosis/Spinal Deformity Service. She has also been the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Alfred since August 2007 and, prior to that, Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Austin Health from 2003-2007, both of which are known to be extremely busy and demanding centres.

Sue has a strong interest in teaching and training having been Chairman of the Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Training programme for the Australian Orthopaedic Association from 2006-2007.

Her contributions have been recognised via an AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association) Leadership Award in 2007 and having won the state award for excellence in teaching in 2008 and 2009.

She is currently an examiner in Orthopaedic Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

She is active in teaching medical students and is an Adjunct Assoc. Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Monash University. She has also been invited to sit on a number of state government committees, the most recent being the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Surgical Services.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Medical education


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