Vidya Navaratnam

Dr, Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M503), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Funding overview


Glen Brown Award, Institute for Respiratory Health (Co-Investigator)   


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Postdoctoral Fellowship         


Early Career Researcher Pump Priming Grant                                                University of Nottingham


Scadding Morriston-Davies Research Fellowship                                         


An investigation into macrophage function and T cell regulation in            idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A case control study                                      University of Nottingham


Dr Vidya Navaratnam is a respiratory physician with an interest in interstitial lung disease (ILD) and an epidemiologist. Her undergraduate medical degree is from the University of Nottingham and she started her postgraduate medical training in the East Midlands in the UK. This is where she recognised the unmet burden from ILD. She undertook a PhD in IPF epidmiology with Professor Richard Hubbard at the University of Nottingham and consolidated her epidemiology training by completing the Masters in Epidemiology at the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she was awarded a distinction. She then went back to clinical work to complete her clinical training to become a respiratory physician, whilst persuing post-doctoral research opportunities. 

She moved to Australia in 2018 to undertake an NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Prof Anne Chang at Menzies School for Health Research. She then completed a two year clinical fellowship in Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Hypertension and Interstitial Lung Disease at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane under the supervision of Prof Peter Hopkins and Prof Daniel Chambers. 

Dr Navaratnam moved to Perth in January 2023 to take up a Respiratory Consultant position at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, working alongside Prof Fiona Lake in the ILD Service.


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

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, PhD, IPF Epidemiology , University of Nottingham

Award Date: 31 Jul 2014

Epidemiology, MSc (Distinction), MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Award Date: 29 Mar 2014

Medicine, BMBS, BMBS

Award Date: 7 Jul 2005

External positions

Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital

Jan 2023 → …


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