Yew-Wah Liew, BSc (Hons), PhD

Red Cell Reference Laboratory, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Yew-Wah Liew received his PhD from Portsmouth University, UK (formerly Polytechnic Institute). His PhD work focused on the use of lectins as reagents for blood group phenotyping. His PhD supervisor was Dr. GW Gregory Bird who was considered the "King of Lectins and Polyagglutination”.

Dr. Liew worked at the International Blood Group Reference Laboratory (when it was still based in London, then moved to Oxford, and now currently in Bristol, UK) from 1979-1990. In 1990, he moved to Australia and worked at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. While at the Blood Service, he occupied several scientific and management roles within the organisation. Currently, he is manager of the Red Cell Reference Laboratory, Brisbane, Queensland.

Dr. Liew has published in several medical and Transfusion Medicine journals including Blood, Vox Sanguinis, Transfusion and British Journal of Haematology. He has been a subcommittee scientific member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and helps organise the Queensland Immunohaematology Discussion Group – a local quarterly meeting for Medical Laboratory Scientists, Clinicians, and Researchers who have a keen interest in blood transfusion.