Associate Professor Peter Liu

  • NHMRC Career Development Fellow
  • Head of the Endocrine and Metabolic Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
  • Consultant endocrinologist and andrologist, Concord Hospital
  • Consultant endocrinologist and andrologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • Assistant Secretary, World Sleep Federation

Current research interests

Associate Prof Peter Liu's research interests are at the interface of sleep and endocrinology / metabolism and andrology and include:

  • Endocrinology and chronobiology of sleep.
  • Cardio-metabolic effects of androgens.
  • Male reproductive ageing and male hormonal contraception.

Current competitively awarded grants exceed $4 million.

Major research achivements

Prof Liu is the Young Andrologist of 2010, awarded by the American Society of Andrology and is the first clinician-scientist recipient outside of the USA since the award's inception in 1982.

He won the outstanding reviewer award from the US Endocrine Society (2007).

Nationally, he won the Young Investigator Award (2004), was an invited speaker at the "Rising Stars of Endocrinology" 50th anniversary celebratory symposium (2008), and won the inaugural Mid-Career Award (2010) from the Endocrine Society of Australia.

He is Assistant Secretary of the World Sleep Federation. He has previously served as a Temporary Advisor in 2002 and 2003, Committee on Hormonal Male Contraception for the World Health Organisation, and is currently a member of the International Hormonal Male Contraception Summit Group.

He is a member of the Membership and Trainee Affairs Committees of the American Society of Andrology, an Andrology Australia affiliate and a member of its Klinefelter's Disease Working Group, and is co-chair of the personalised medicine group of the Australasian Sleep Trials Network.

CCRE role & involvement in CCRE projects

He is also developing a reputation in sleep sciences through 3 current NHMRC project grants, a career development award and as head of the endocrine and cardio-metabolic group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.

Associate Professor Liu's role in the CCRE is to:

  1. lead projects with an endocrine or metabolic focus, particularly those for which he is principal investigator
  2. attract and mentor endocrine trainees
  3. mentor non-endocrine trainees
  4. head the metabolic health interdisciplinary clinic
  5. translate research to practice through national and international links
  6. act as general secretary of the executive committee


Associate Professor Liu is an early career researcher who has published over 50 peer reviewed articles and more than 14 book chapters, including chapters in definitive textbooks such as Yen and Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology and the Encyclopaedia of Neuroscience. His H index is 20 and his work has been cited over 1000 times.