Associate Professor Janet Xiang-Yu Hou

Principal Research Fellow

UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 344 36095


Associate Professor Xiang-Yu (Janet) Hou is a Principal Research Fellow in the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Janet was trained as a doctor in China and an epidemiologist in Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from Shandong University, Master of Medicine from Peking University, and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology. Janet has worked as an academic researcher in universities in Australia and overseas, as an Academic Dean in a private university in NSW, as a Medical Affairs Director in a USA company, and as a Program Manager in Queensland Health DG’s Office.

Janet has published over 100 research papers and book chapters. Her research interests include behavioural epidemiology, social epidemiology, health system research, health program evaluation, emergency medicine, paramedicine, and mental health. Her current research focus, as a team member of the Research Alliance for Urban Goorie Health (RAUGH), is to substantially accelerate the progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy and achieving health equality for urban First Peoples in greater Brisbane north.

Janet is a friendly, supportive, and experienced supervisor in training Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and early-stage researchers in epidemiology. She is currently available to supervise new HDR students in health research regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples living in urban, regional, and remote Australia.

Research Interests

  • Social Epidemiology
  • Behavioural Epidemiology
  • Health System Research
  • Health Program Evaluation


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Zhong, Shuang, Hou, Xiang-Yu, Clark, Michele, Zang, Yu-Li, Wang, Lu, Xu, Ling-Zhong and Fitzgerald, Gerard (2017). Disaster resilience in tertiary hospitals: a cross-sectional survey in Shandong Province, China. International disaster health care. (pp. 35-70) edited by Girish Bobby Kapur and Amado Alejandro Baez. Oakville, ON, Canada: Apple Academic Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315365787-13

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hou, X. Y., Green, S., Walker, P. J. and Askew, C. D. (2000). Calf muscle performance in people with and without peripheral arterial disease. International Conference on Exercise and Nutrition for Better Health and Chronic Diseases, Beijing, China, 11-15 June 2000. Beijing, China: Chinese Sports Science Association.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision