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About Dr George Liangas

BSc(Med)Hons(Paeds) MBBS(UNSW) DCH FRANZCP CertChAdolPsych MPsychiatry MA


Dr Georgios (George) Liangas grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2002. Along the way, he received a Bachelor of Medical Science with first class honours for completing the research project, “Asthma and Excitement as Triggers for Asthma in Children”. This research project won the Margaret Dance Memorial Prize for Paediatric Research.

In 2005, Dr. George received his Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from the University of Sydney. In 2011 he completed his Fellowship from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP), with a Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also received the Connell Werry Prize for the research project “Mental Health Staff Use of Structured Clinical Documentation Regarding Parental Status and Children’s Safety and Wellbeing”. A year later, he got his Master of Psychiatry at the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP).

As well as psychiatrist, Dr Liangas is also a priest in the Greek Orthodox Church (i.e. Rev Fr George Liangas). He is the Parish Priest at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, Burwood. He has received a Master of Arts degree from St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, which is affiliated with the Sydney College of Divinity.

Fr/Dr Liangas is married with five children.


Liangas G, Yates DH, Wu D, Henry RL, Thomas PS. Laughter-associated asthma. Journal of Asthma 41(2):217-221 (2004).

Liangas G, Lionis C. General practice in Greece: A student's and supervisor's perspective. Australian Journal of Rural Health 12(3):112 (2004).

Head SI, Bakker AJ, Liangas G. EDL and soleus muscles of the C57BL6J/dy2j laminin-α¬2-deficient dystrophic mouse are not vulnerable to eccentric contractions. Experimental Physiology 89(5):531-539 (2004).

Liangas G, Morton JR, Henry RL. Mirth-triggered asthma: is laughter really the best medicine? Pediatric Pulmonology 36:107-112 (2003).

Liangas G, Henry RL. Devising a laughter protocol to trigger asthma. Australian Journal of Comedy 8:23-39 (2002).

In 2010-2013, Dr. George made regular contributions to the monthly newspaper, The Greek Australian Vema, with the column “Fast and Furious: The impact of electronic media on children”.

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